This dish uses the recipe for "Ground Beef and Potatoes (Oh so simple)" on this website as its base. I added veggies and spice to make it a meal. It's comfort food, but a tad healthier than some comfort foods.
Heat olive oil, garlic, and pepper flakes over medium-high heat.
Add potatoes, bell pepper, and onion. Sprinkle chili powder over vegetables. Cook until potatoes are almost soft and starting to turn translucent (about 12 minutes).
Add ground beef. Using the leanest ground beef will mean that you can cook everything together because you won't have to drain the beef. It saves time and tastes richer. Chop up the beef as it's cooking so that it is crumbly. Cook until it is mostly brown. You may want to add more chili powder at this point.
Add tomatoes and turn down heat slightly. Allow them to become soft. I like to gently mash them with a potato masher at this point. Let the whole mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serve with corn bread. I like to get the corn bread (which takes 20 minutes) in the over right before I add the ground beef. Everything is done at about the same time.