Eight Layer Casserole (crockpot)
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons imitation bacon bits
1 small onion chopped
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2/3 cup long grain rice
1 8-3/4 ounce can whole kernel corn drained
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
Crumble ground beef evenly over bottom of a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with bacon bits, then onion. In a medium bowl, combine tomato sauce, water, chili powder, 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. Makes 4-5 servings.