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Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes, undrained
1 package taco seasoning
1 teaspoon each: Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, undrained
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernal corn, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (8 ounces) refried beans or refried beans with sausage
1 cup water OR 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup red wine
Chopped green onion
Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

In large pot or Dutch oven, brown beef, drain off excess fat in colander. Return to pan with onions and cook two or three minutes. Add tomatoes and mash with potato masher. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve topped with chopped green onion and shredded cheddar cheese.

Dot Christiansen
Bettendorf



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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