1 cup brown rice
1 1/2 cups kidney and/or pink beans, presoaked (or from can)
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 ounce) can diced green chiles
3/4 cup imitation bacon bits
2 small to medium onions or 1 large onion, diced finely
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper, optional
few sprigs fresh cilantro, optional
1. Put everything in the slow cooker.
2. My slow cooker holds 3.5 quarts. I filled it to the top with water. If your slow cooker is bigger, adjust accordingly.
3. Cook on low for 12 hours.
Source of recipe: I created the recipe.