One of our favorite meals beginning in autumn is chile, with
cornbread on the side, of course.  As
long as my sons were living at home, we celebrated the season opener of Monday
Night Football each year with this meal…even if it was over 100 degrees
outside.
This recipe is a very quick, easy, no-fuss, mild, green
chile – chile concoction I made up.  My
husband practically ate the whole thing by himself last weekend.   I use Hatch Chiles , roasted in the oven and
frozen in separate bags for moments like this. 
 Hatch chiles are only around for
a short time, so freezing them works to bring that great smokey, spicey flavor
to dishes for a few months. 
But, if you
did not freeze them then look for the canned version or use the Old El Paso
Green Chopped Chiles in the four ounce can. 
Also, I tried making chile years ago with ground turkey and I was
quickly outed by the males in my family. 
So, this is a beef chile… but I do use extra lean ground beef. 
So, let’s get started!!

You will need:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Lean Ground Beef (1-2 pounds)
1 Large Onion Chopped, (I like sweet yellow onions)
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
3 large roasted green chiles, chopped
1 can of Pinto Beans (I like Bush’s Seasoned Pinto Beans)
1 can of Kidney Beans
1 can of Mexican-style chopped tomatoes
1 can of Green Chile and onion chopped tomatoes
1 package of McCormick mild chile seasoning

Cook onion, garlic, and chiles in about a tablespoon of olive oil until onion is clear….sprinkle with a little garlic salt while cooking.

Add the meat, cover with two tablespoons of Worchestshire sauce (your favorite) and brown the meat.

Then add all of the beans, canned tomatoes, seasoning, and one-half can of water.  Also, I put in one packet of Stevia for a low calorie sweet taste.  Stir…..

Bring to a boil,  cover, lower heat, and simmer for at least thirty minutes.  
We like our favorite cornbread with our chile.  For this meal, it was a jalepeno cornbread mix, with corn added, from the famous Pioneer Bakery in downtown San Antonio!  Delicious!!!

This dish is just spicy enough.  My husband will spice it up if he needs more….but he knows I can only handle mild.  Try it…I know you will like it and what could be easier, right??

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