This is one of our favorite recipes. It goes great with fried turkey, and makes a bunch. A combination of Cajun ingredients makes for a delicious dressing.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

  • In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, stir together ground beef, onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until beef is evenly browned and vegetables are tender.

  • Stir cooked rice, crawfish tails, pecans, butter, and green onions into the ground beef mixture. Season with Creole seasoning and pepper. Continue cooking about 3 minutes, until well mixed. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Garnish with parsley

Nutrition Facts

313.3 calories; protein 20.5g 41% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterol 119.5mg 40% DV; sodium 347.5mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2005
This was very good. A refreshing change! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/17/2008
Entirely too spicy and hot and the pecans gave it this really weird texture. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2005
This was very good. A refreshing change! Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
I thought this recipe was great I have used it several times and it is always a hit. It's a little spicy but a nice change from the same old dressing. I plan to try stuffing a turkey with it in the future. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2008
I made this for Thanksgiving this year. It was such a hit!! This recipe is amazing! Sooo delicious! Next time I make it though I think I will substitute sausage instead of ground beef. I added a little extra creole seasoning and it was perfect. I also think I chopped the pecans too finely. The toasted bigger chunks were great! Everyone should try this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
I made this for Thanksgiving this year because I'm not a fan of bread dressings. I followed the recipe exactly and my entire family loved it! They wouldn't let me take the leftovers home with me - Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2005
this was a great recipe my family keeps asking for me to make it again Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
06/17/2008
Entirely too spicy and hot and the pecans gave it this really weird texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
I've been making this for thanksgiving and Christmas dinner now for about four years. Everyone loves it! I'm not allowed to attend any family gatherings without bringing it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
This is a go to for me when I want to jazz things up a bit. I substitute group pork breakfast sausage for the beef for a little more bang. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
Discovered this recipe a few years ago and my family absolutely love it. This has become a staple recipe in my household for thanksgiving or Christmas...The only thing I changed was not adding the pecans. Everything else was perfect as written. Thanks for sharing. Read More