Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
A hearty dinner, easy to assemble and prepare and sure to please. Serve with crusty French rolls or garlic toast and a green salad. A great weeknight dinner...start to finish in 20 minutes.
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 1⁄2 to 2 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped sweet onion
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green bell pepper (optional)
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper, to taste
- paprika, pinch (optional)
- Saute the chopped onions and bell peppers in a medium frying pan with the butter until the onions are translucent, about three minutes.
- Add the ground round and cook until not pink. Remove any fat by tilting the pan and soaking up the fat with a wadded paper towel.
- In a large saucepan, combine the kidney beans, stewed tomatoes and the cooked ground round mixture. Simmer over medium heat for 10 or 12 minutes, until hot.
- Ladel into (heated) soup bowls. Top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese, sprinkle with a pinch of paprika (optional) and serve.
This is easy to make and filling. As written, I topped with Monterey jack cheese, but I chose smoked paprika over the regular variety. That really brought out more flavor and went nicely with the soup. I made this as written and although it was very good, I thought some more seasonings would be good. Next time I'd add smoked paprika while it cooks and maybe some cumin as well. Thanx for sharing!
I have made this several times now and it is as yummy as it is easy. For 3 of us eating, there are never any leftovers. I like to serve up with cornbread, garlic crescent rolls, or breadsticks. We love it! Thank you for sharing.
Followed this recipe to the tee. Easy easy. I cooked up everything and decided to finish it off in my slow cooker and off for my day. Came home, made a great salad per your suggestion, put out some tobasco for those that like an extra kick, different cheeses (because I like choices) and from all said, it was a terrific Shore dinner. I like a bountiful table, lots of pretty plates (all different), glasses for a fruity wine from a Hopewell Winery, YES, this was deserving of an easy 5 stars for simplicity and perfection. GOOD. *I doubled the recipe and after the beach, etc., the grazing was pretty impressive. Thanks Greg.