I made this as directed, using a fresh red (spicy) pepper. We thought it was bland, but this is a good starting point for adding more flavor. I will add another garlic clove next time, will add 1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes and possibly add some cumin. I don't like my food too spicy, but this will kick it up a notch.
YUMMY and SATISFYING. I used garlic salt, white onion, green bell pepper, crushed red chile flakes, brown sugar Splenda, beef bouillion, water, and about 2 tbsp of red wine, 2% cheddar and cooked brown rice mixed in. I did drain the grease and cooked the onion and bell pepper with the beef. I had to pour this into my 13x9 casserole because I didn't have an oven proof pan. This tasted a little like sweet stuffed bell peppers. I think the cheese could be left off as it's hardly noticeable but we did enjoy this with sour cream. Very nice recipe and very adaptable! Made for Photo tag.