1 lb. ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped

1 clove garlic

1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chili pepper

1 quart beef stock

1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes

1 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained

Perfect Spice

Perfect Pepper



Cook ground beef, onion, red pepper and garlic in 4-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and vegetables are tender.

Stir in Beef STOCK and chipotle chili pepper until well mixed.

Add a generous sprinkle of Perfect Spice and Perfect Pepper

Stir in tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve, if desired, with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and/or chopped cilantro