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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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