1 (16 oz.) pkg. dry pink beans

1 lg. onion, diced

1 lg. green pepper, diced

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. oregano leaves

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. pepper

4 cups hot cooked rice

About 2 hours before serving:

Rinse beans with running cold water and discard any unwanted beans.  Add 3 cups water; over high heat; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add onion and green pepper; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir onion mixture, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper into beans; cook 40 to 50 minutes, until beans are tender and mix thickens. Serve mixture spooned over rice.  Makes 6 servings.