One of our family's all-time favorites. Make it as spicy or mild as you please. It is hearty on a cold winter's night. If you are cooking for a crowd, this recipe can easily be doubled. Be sure to serve this with cornbread!
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 pound beef sausage
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 (8 ounce) package dirty rice mix
- 2 cups water
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
- 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
- salt and pepper to taste
In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, sausage, and onion; drain.
In a large pan, combine rice mix and 2 cups water. Add diced tomatoes and chilies. Stir in the kidney beans. Bring to a boil, then add meat mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Return to boil, reduce heat, and cover, stirring occasionally. Cook for 25 minutes, until rice is easily fluffed with a fork.