Keep some Chile Verde sauce in the fridge and you can whip up these Rice and Bean bowls in a matter of minutes. So good!!
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Chile Verde Rice and Beans

Keep some Chile Verde in the fridge and you can whip up these Rice and Bean bowls in a matter of minutes.  So good!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Mexican Please


  • 10 tomatillos
  • 2 Poblanos (or 3 smaller ones)
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1-3 Jalapenos
  • 12-15 sprigs cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup stock (optional)

Optional serving style:

  • cooked white rice
  • cooked beans
  • corn tortillas
  • cheese
  • avocado
  • limes


  • Pull off the husks of the tomatillos and give them a good rinse. I usually de-stem them as well. Add the tomatillos to a baking sheet along with the rinsed poblanos and roast everything in the oven at 400F for 25-30 minutes.
  • Once cooled you can de-stem and de-seed the roasted poblanos.  You can also pull off any dangling bits of skin but don't worry about getting rid of all of it.  Add the roasted poblanos and tomatillos to a blender along with 1 small onion, 4 peeled garlic cloves, 15-20 cilantro sprigs, and 1-3 rinsed, de-stemmed jalapenos.   If you want a milder batch start with 1 jalapeno, combine, and take a taste for heat level. You can add more jalapeno to increase the heat.   I used 2 jalapenos for this batch and it had some zip! 
  • Simmer the Chile Verde sauce in a glug of oil (or lard) over medium-low heat.  Add 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, a pinch of salt, and some freshly cracked black pepper.  If it seems thick you can always add a cup of stock to the sauce. Bring everything up to temp and give it a final taste for seasoning.
  • I served this batch in a bowl with cooked white rice, canned beans that were drained and rinsed, and a squeeze of lime -- but feel free to serve your Chile Verde as you see fit! I also served it with some crispy, cheesy tortillas. Simply add corn tortillas to a dry skillet over medium heat along with some cheese. Once the cheese is melting you can fold the tortillas in half, then cooking each side until light brown spots are forming. I also sometimes add Pickled Jalapenos or avocado slices to these crispy tortillas.
  • Store leftover Chile Verde in an airtight container in the fridge where it will keep for at least a few days. To reheat simply add it to a saucepan over medium heat and cook until warm.  If it seems thick when reheating you can always add a bit of stock to thin it out.


For reference, here's the Pork Chile Verde recipe and the Chicken Chile Verde recipe. 


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 751IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg