1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped green pepper
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
6 oz. egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 (15-oz.) can chili beans
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Sliced ripe olives (optional)
Cook ground beef, onion and green pepper until beef is browned; drain.
In 2½-quart oval (or similar) casserole, combine beef mixture, cheese, noodles, beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
Cook according to your Advantium model's cooking settings or until bubbly, stirring after 10 minutes.
Garnish with sliced ripe olives, if desired.
Variations For a spicier version of this recipe, add 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno pepper.
Always wear rubber gloves when chopping hot peppers to avoid skin irritation.