Don't let the name scare you away from this delicious chili alternative! Some people just don't care for the kidney beans found in most chili (ie. my husband!) so this is an excellent example of changing a recipe to suit your family's particular tastes.
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup each chopped green pepper and onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans French-style green beans (or you can use frozen--3 1/2 cups--no need to thaw first)
1 can Mexican stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup salsa
1 tbsp chili powder
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan, cook the beef, green pepper, onion and garlice until meat ins no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until heated through.