Need a quick and easy one-dish meal? Get down and dirty with this one. It’s simple and quite tasty.
I got this recipe from a friend several years ago and I’ve only changed it up a little. I know that some insist on chicken livers and so forth in their dirty rice but I just can’t abide the idea of eating liver so I leave it out. Feel free to toss it in with the meat if you insist. Although I haven’t tried it, I’d bet a little spicy sausage added to the mix would be good too.
- Ground Beef, about 1 1/2 pounds
- Yellow or White Onion, 1 medium
- Celery, 3 or 4 ribs
- Green Bell Pepper, 1 medium
- Garlic, 3 or 4 cloves
- Creole Seasoning, 2 to 3 teaspoons
- Thyme, 1 teaspoon
- Bay Leaves, 2 or 3
- Rice, 2 cups
- Beef Stock, 5 cups
Chop the celery, onion and pepper. Mince the garlic.
Heat a large pot or skillet over medium-high heat and add the beef. Cook it, stirring occasionally, until it’s nice and brown. I used a cast iron dutch oven and it worked great.
Stir in the vegetables and cook for a few minutes, until they begin to soften.
Stir in the creole seasoning, thyme and bay leaves.
Stir in the rice.
Add the broth and bring it to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook undisturbed until the rice is done, about 25 minutes.
Stir it up and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!