Makes 4 or 5 servings.
1/2 pound lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2/3 cup long-grain rice
1 (8 3/4 oz.) can whole-kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
Crumble ground beef evenly over bottom of a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle with garlic, then onion. In a medium bowl, combine tomato
sauce, water, chili power, salt, and black pepper; pour half over
beef and onion layers. Sprinkle rice evenly over top, then corn.
Top with remaining tomato sauce mixture, then bell pepper. Cover
and cook on LOW about 5 hours or until rice is tender.