Baked Been Stew (4-6 Servings)

In large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef, chopped onion and green bell pepper until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain excess fat from skillet. In a large stock pot over medium heat, combine the beef mixture, shredded carrots, tomato sauce, water, garlic, baked beans and diced tomatoes and liquid. Cover and simmer on low for 30-45 minutes. To serve, spoon the stew into bowls and sprinkle with shredded cheese.