•) 1 pound ground beef
•) 1 large onion, chopped
•) 1 large clove garlic, minced
•) 1 can diced tomatoes, (15 ounces)
•) 1 can red beans, undrained, (15 ounces)
dash (or two) of red pepper
•) 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cumin
•) 1/4 to 1/2 tsp chili powder
•) 1/2 teaspoon salt
•) 1/8 teaspoon pepper
•) Add richness and/or substitute canned tomatoes by adding a 1/2-1 cup ketchup.

In a Dutch oven or stock pot or large iron skillet brown ground beef with onions; add garlic the last few minutes. Drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a simmer, you may have to add a little water to desired consistency, Cover and simmer over low heat for 1/2 hour. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Serve with cornbread or crackers.
Serves about 4. Recipe can feed more people by adding another cans of beans or simply doubling recipe.


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