Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (16-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
2 (16-oz.) cans small red beans
2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, diced tomatoes
How to Make It
Brown beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return beef to Dutch oven; sprinkle with chili powder, Creole seasoning, and cumin, and sauté 1 minute.
Stir in diced tomatoes and next 2 ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Serve with toppings.