dirty rice

This is one of those recipes I’ve had tucked in my collection for many years.  It’s been prepared and enjoyed many times.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure who I can give credit to for this delicious and simple dish….Dirty Rice.  I asked my sister, Debbie, tonight if she knew where it came from because I vaguely remember her sharing it with me.  Debbie is fairly certain that this recipe for Dirty Rice was on the back of the Zatarain’s box at one time.  Presently or in the near distant past, the recipe has not been on the back of the box.  Well, I might never know where this Dirty Rice recipe came from, but I am certain it is worthy of sharing with you, my blog readers.  Serve it as the main course or as a side dish.  With the upcoming Super Bowl…Dirty Rice would also make a great snack.  The one thing you need to do for sure is serve it with tortilla chips.  You decide if you want to dip the chip or crush the chips and mix with the dirty rice mixture.  

Dirty Rice
1 box New Orleans Style (Zatarain’s) Dirty Rice Mix
1 pound ground beef
1 can diced rotel
1 can black beans, drained
In a large skillet, cook ground beef and drain.  Prepare rice according to directions on the back of the box.  When rice is cooked, add the diced rotel and black beans.  Simmer until liquid is absorbed.  Serve warm with tortilla chips.