Brown ground beef in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, crumbling it as it cooks. Drain grease.
Add all of the remaining ingredients to the skillet with the beef, except for the cheese. Stir well.
Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 12 minutes.
Remove from the heat, stir in the cheddar cheese, and cover for 2 minutes.
Stir well, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
The sugar in this recipe doesn't make the dish sweet, but does help this taste more like the box mix. You can leave it out if you prefer, but we do recommend it. This recipe always works well with ground turkey or chicken.