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Hearty Wheat/Beef Chile

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cracked wheat
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large onion chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (16 oz) can whole tomatoes
3 cups beef bouillon or broth
1 can (15 0z) can kidney beans

Add cracked wheat to boiling water in smaller saucepan; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Brown beef in large pan and drain fat. Stir in cracked wheat and remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 1 hour or place in electric slow cooker on low heat setting for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Makes 12 servings of 1 cup each.