Louisiana Dirty Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 4-5 C cooked rice, prepared with chicken broth
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 3/4 C green bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 C yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 C celery, diced
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1 Tbsp bacon grease or cooking oil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat bacon grease or cooking oil.  Add ground beef and sausage and brown.
  2. As meat begins to brown, add diced bell pepper, onion and celery.
  3. When meat is fully browned, stir in herbs and spices except for parsley.  Mix well.  Add flour. Mix well again, making sure the flour coats the meat.
  4. Add broth and bay leaves.  Scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any of the browned bits from the pan.  Allow to simmer 5-8 minutes.
  5. Fold in rice and parsley.  Simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Traditional Dirty Rice is made using finely chopped chicken livers, this recipe uses bacon grease to make up for their rich flavor.  Sometimes mushrooms or even oysters are added as a substitute.
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