In a heavy 4 quart pan or Dutch oven, brown meat, onion and green pepper, stirring to break up meat.
Add tomato juice, water, salt and chili powder.
Bring to a boil.
Stir in noodles.
Bring to a boil again.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes until noodles are tender, stirring once.
Stir in peas or beans during last 2 minutes of cooking to heat through.
Makes 6 servings.