Ground Beef Dirty Rice Recipe

Are you a lover of soul food?? I sure am! There is a huge lack anything soul food here in central Minnesota, so I've been slowly learning to make some soul food recipes, hoping they turn out as authentic as possible!

I was browsing through "Come Home to Supper" the new cookbook from Southern Plate's Christy Jordan and came across her recipe for dirty rice. 

I happened to have all the ingredients on hand, and gave the recipe a try. It turned out wonderful!! The leftovers were even better than when it was freshly made and the seasoning measurements I used had the perfect amount of spiciness. This is something I will make again and again. 

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Dirty Rice

What you need:
1 tablespoon bacon grease or olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 rib celery, sliced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons creole seasoning
5 cups cooked rice

Heat the bacon grease or oil in a large skillet. Add the ground beef, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and onion and cook, crumbling the ground beef while stirring until ground beef is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Add the parsley and creole seasoning, stirring to combine. Then add the cooked rice, stir and saute for 5 minutes until heated through. 

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  1. I love rice and I love creole seasoning! Can't wait to try this, looks super yum!

  2. I am the only one in my family who likes rice...what? I will love this, I already know.

  3. This looks really good, Sheena! I am headed home from a visit to the South right now, and I will probably be making a lot of dishes like this that I miss once I'm back home.

  4. yum!!! I've never made anything like this. i'll have to give it a try on!

  5. I think this is something we are going to have to try! It sounds awesome!

  6. Looks great Sheena! And I love that I can use my rice cooker for the rice part! Seems like an easy recipe for a weeknight meal!

  7. I've been looking for a dirty rice recipe. Thanks for posting.

  8. This rice looks great I love all the flavors happening! Checking this out from share your stuff Tuesday and I am loving your blog! Now following you on google + and bloglovin!

  9. This is very similar to a recipe I use! The recipe I have originally uses chicken livers - and since my husband thinks it's freaky, I use ground beef or sausage for him! :) Pinned!!

  10. This looks so amazing!!!! I must try to make it soon!! And we need to try to mimic some yummy Popeye's cajun rice. Or does this taste similar?

  11. Oh wow, Sheena! This looks really delicious. And nice and easy too. Will definitely be giving this a try :)

  12. You don't drain the grease after browning everything?

    1. The ground beef I use is extra lean, so there usually isn't any grease. You can drain yours if you'd like, otherwise it will probably be too greasy. Thanks :)


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