Craving a sweet and savory dinner recipe? Start with Zatarain’s Dirty Rice and mix in sweet raisins, crumbled bacon bits, crunchy pecans and spicy veggies – a delicious meal for everyone.
1 pound ground beef
2 1/2 cups water
1 package ZATARAIN'S® Dirty Rice Mix, Original
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup pecan pieces
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
How to Make It
Cook ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain fat; set aside. Add water to same skillet; bring to boil. Stir in Rice Mix and ground beef; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in medium skillet on medium heat. Add pecans; cook and stir 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add to rice mixture.
Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet. Add bell peppers and raisins; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Add to rice mixture; stir until well mixed. Sprinkle with bacon and green onions before serving.