An easy spicy dish. Adjust the spices to your needs - less Creole Seasoning if you like it mild, add chili powder or cayenne pepper for more kick! This is also good with salsa on top. You can substitute 1/2 pound dried black-eyed peas, cooked for the canned black-eyed peas if you wish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Crumble the ground beef into a deep skillet or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and green pepper. Cook and stir until beef is evenly browned. Drain the grease.

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  • Add the rice and water to the pan, and season with Creole seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes, until the water is absorbed. About halfway through cooking the rice, stir in the black-eyed peas.

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Nutrition Facts

387.6 calories; 24.1 g protein; 48.7 g carbohydrates; 49.6 mg cholesterol; 720.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2005
This recipe is a definite keeper. If you can't find "Creole Seasoning" here is the list of ingredients you will need:2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves 2 tablespoons dried sweet basil 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon white pepper 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 5 tablespoons sweet paprika Combine in food processor and pulse until well-blended or mix thoroughly in a large bowl. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2007
Made this for new years day. No one really cared that much for it until we took SSink's advice and added the salsa on top...then everyone thought it was great. Served with cornbread. Read More
(10)
96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2005
This recipe is a definite keeper. If you can't find "Creole Seasoning" here is the list of ingredients you will need:2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves 2 tablespoons dried sweet basil 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon white pepper 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 5 tablespoons sweet paprika Combine in food processor and pulse until well-blended or mix thoroughly in a large bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2005
(this is my own recipe just noticed some omissions in the final published version)... You can use 1/2 lb. of soaked dried black eyed peas if you want. This is more of a main dish than a side dish but I didn't pick the catagory it ended up being listed in. This is also good with salsa on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2006
I thought this was really good. The only thing is that I added a lot to it. I added to minced garlic cloves in the beginning. I also put at least 2 TB of creole and almost 1TB of chili powder. I would give it five stars if it weren't for the blandness I tasted before adding to it. I also used ground turkey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2005
This reminded me of dirty rice and the black-eyed peas were a great enhancement - yum. I did make a few modifications though. I used ground sausage instead of ground beef and I used 1/2 c. of chopped onions and 1/2 c. of chopped green pepper. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
This was fantastic! I didn't have a green pepper so I used a can of Ro Tel tomatoes and chiles and the result was great. I might try adding a bit more seasoning next time but all in all this is a keeper! Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2010
This dish is delicious! I don't add the ground beef kick up the cajun seasoning and serve it as a side dish. It's a real hit in my house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2007
tasty easy healthy - this is what I love in a recipe. I too added a bit of minced garlic to the beef onions and pepper during browning. just a nice overall mix of flavors and textures. for one helping i squirted some lime juice over my bowl (I don't know why) and I thought that tasted pretty good too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2007
Made this for new years day. No one really cared that much for it until we took SSink's advice and added the salsa on top...then everyone thought it was great. Served with cornbread. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I've been making this for years. Try adding some Eckridge sausage to it cut into bit size pieces. My family loves it! Read More
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