1. While the ground beef is browning, place potatoes in bottom of slow cooker, and salt and pepper generously.
2. Add onions and minced garlic.
3. Layer ground beef on onions and garlic, and top with kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and water.
4. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
5. When there is about 15 minutes of cook time left, sprinkle cheese on top of dish and cover again until cheese is melted.
**Recipe courtesy of Funny is Family**