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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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