Spanish Rice for Slow Cooker
 
6 or 8   strips bacon
1-1/2 lb.  ground chuck or beef
1 medium  sweet type onion, peeled, chopped
1   green bell pepper, cored, seeded, chopped
3   ribs celery, scraped, strings removed, chopped
1 small  can tomato paste
3 Tbsp  bacon drippings
  water to fill tomato paste can
1   28 oz.) can diced or crushed tomatoes
1   16 oz.) can tomato sauce
1-1/4 cup  water
2 tsp  [mccormick's] chili powder, to taste) -- optional
2 tsp  salt
2 Tbsp  sugar or splenda
1 Tbsp  worcestershire sauce
2 cup  uncooked uncle ben's converted rice
 
brown bacon in skillet. set drippings aside. crumble and reserve bacon. 
brown beef in skillet. put beef in slow cooker. leave fat from cooking 
beef in skillet. add chopped onion, bell pepper and celery to skillet and 
cook until onion is soft. add, including drippings, to slow cooker. add 
tomato paste to skillet. add 3 tbsp. bacon drippings. stir constantly and 
cook and brown tomato paste until caramelized. add tomato paste can of 
water and stir well. place this all in slow cooker with beef. add 
remaining ingredients to slow cooker. stir thoroughly. cover and cook on 
low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 hours. when ready to serve, add crumbled 
reserved bacon to top. yield: 6 servings. 
 
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(ID: 9381) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sun, Dec 28, 2003


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