potatoes on bottom and diced onion and celery on top of them. Add kidney
beans with their liquid and sprinkle over them the rice. Crumble ground beef
add a little water so that the liquid barely covers the ingredients. Lay
bacon on top. Cover casserole and bake in 350 oven for 1 1/2 hours. Take a
peek now and then to see that it isn't cooking dry. Add more water if
needed. Don't stir. Take cover off the last 15 minutes before serving so
bacon will become crisp on top. This dish will wait patiently in the oven.
Serves 6 to 8