Western Hamburger Gruel, Crock-Pot style
*disclaimer, technically this does not actually qualify as gruel
Gather the following ingredients:
1 lb hamburger
1 can tomato sauce (larger can)
1 can kidney beans
1 can corn
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
Brown and drain the hamburger in the pan.
Add the hamburger to the Crock-Pot. Pour in the tomato sauce (this is your liquid).
Drain and kidney beans and corn and dump these into the Crock-Pot.
Add chili powder for flavor (a tablespoon or two). Add 2 pinches of garlic powder.
Add the optional 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar.
Mix well. Cook on low for 3 hours. You can cook it up to about 4 hours or so. You are just trying to heat it through and combine the flavors. Everything is already cooked.
*If you wanted to make this on the stove you only need to cook it for about and hour.