Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe With Ground Beef

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cajun dirty rice with ground beef

This recipe is called “dirty rice” because the rice that’s originally white gets “dirty” with all the tasty goodies that go into it :) Cajun seasoning spice, ground beef, fried onions and carrots give this rice it’s color and deep flavor.  Cajun dirty rice with ground beef is a great one-dish meal, and all ingredients can be found in a pantry and freezer!

Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe With Ground Beef

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice, uncooked
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 can (15 oz) green peas, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions (I always use the rice cooker). While the rice is cooking, move on to the next step.
  2. Peel the onions, and chop them into small pieces.
  3. Peel the carrots and shred them in the food processor using the top disk shredder blade.
  4. Mince the garlic and set aside.
  5. Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.  Add shredded carrots and cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes.  Remove the carrots from the frying pan into a bowl.
  6. Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the ground beef to the onions. Cook, stirring periodically, for 7 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through and no longer pink.
  8. Add the minced garlic and 1/2 tsp salt to the beef, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  9. Set up the food processor with the regular blade that goes inside the food processor. Put the beef and onion mixture inside the food processor and pulse 5 times.
  10. After the rice has finished cooking, heat 3 tbsp of oil in the large non-stick frying pan (same one as you used to cook the beef).
  11. Add the Cajun seasoning to the oil, then add the cooked rice and mix until all rice is colored orange (like the Cajun seasoning).
  12. Add ground beef, carrots and tomato sauce. Mix until combined.
  13. Add the green peas and mix.
  14. If necessary, add more salt and Cajun seasoning.

Number of servings (yield): 4

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2 Comments

  • Jenny

    Wow I love this recipe! I tried it for my family and the kids loved it :)

  • this looks like a perfect weeknight meal: colorful, comforting and filling.

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