Preheat/bake oven: 400F. After meat is diced, season with salt and pepper. Place meat and all chopped ingredients into a 9-1/2 x 14 inch oblong dish. Pour can of tomatoes and enough water to be level with ingredients. Add sugar; stir well. Bake. About 4 times during cooking time, turn over ingredients with a spoon to prevent drying out. During last 15 minutes, if more gravy is needed, add water to desired consistency.
Serve over cooked rice.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana