Sunday, June 7, 2009

Red Beans and Rice with Beef

One of my family's favorite dinners is also one of the easiest to make. I think Red Beans and Rice is traditionally made with ham or just a little bit of ground beef as a flavoring. My family requested more meat, so this is how I make it.

The quantities and proportions are flexible.

Red Beans and Rice with Beef

Ground beef (1 pound to 1-1/2 pounds)
Onions (about 2 small or 1 large, chopped)
Rice (2 cups, uncooked)
Kidney beans (2 15-ounce cans, drained and rinsed)
Salt and pepper to taste
Water (enough to cook the rice--I used about 4-1/4 cups)

In a large heavy pan, brown the ground beef. Drain fat, if desired. Add onion and cook a few minutes. Add rice and stir in for a minute. Add kidney beans, salt and pepper, and enough water to cook the rice.

Bring to a boil, then cover. Cook over medium-low heat until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

We add hot pepper sauce at the table. This dish is good with cornbread or tortilla chips.

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  1. We love red beans and rice but we use sausage.
    That sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing and playing along.

  2. I think my teenage son would appreciate this hardy meal!

  3. Gorgeous card - and I love your blog background! Have a wonderful week!

  4. I bet this is good with cornbread. Yum!

  5. Sounds yummy. My husband would love it. Thanks!

  6. Oh this sounds good.. has all the components we love!!!

  7. I adore red beans and rice! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us!!

  8. I love all in one pot type meals, yum.

  9. This looks so simple and tasty, I am bookmarking it for later!

  10. Thanks for the simple and easy recipe. We had a premixed packaged red beans and rice for dinner, last night. I thought, I can make this on my own next time. Now, with your recipe, I can!Thanks for sharing your TMTT recipe and linking up.


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