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Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1/3 cup chopped onions
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
2 cans (15 ounces each) cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 soup can of water (15 ounces)
1 can (16 ounces) chopped tomatoes, with liquid
1 can (15 ounces) whole kernal corn, drained
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) green beans, drained
1 cup uncooked instant rice
1-2 cups of tomato juice, optional

Instructions

In a four quart pan or Dutch oven, brown ground beef; drain. Add green peppers, onions, chili powder, cumin and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat for five minutes. Add the mushroom soup, water, tomatoes, corn, green beans and rice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, adding tomato juice. Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours or cook it in a slow cooker on low heat for 5-6 hours. Makes 6-8 servings.

Jane Franks
Erie



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