1½poundsground beef, round or chuck or, if you feel splashy, top sirloin
freshly ground black pepper to taste
¼teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
1cup (8ounces) canned, peeled Italian tomatoes
1½cupsgarden-fresh shelled green peas, if available or 1 ten-ounce package frozen green peas
Melt the butter in a skillet and add the onions. Cook, stirring, until onions wilt. Add the meat, salt, pepper, curry powder, coriander, and pepper flakes. Break up the meat with the edge of a long-handled kitchen spoon. Cook for 10 minutes.
Add the tomatoes. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes more.
Add the peas, cover again, and simmer until peas are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with rice.