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Hearty Rice Dressing

At church socials and family reunions, this satisfying dressing has always been well received. It's a favorite with our family, too. I cut back on the recipe to serve a smaller group. —Ruth Hayward, Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    50 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed French onion soup
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups uncooked long grain rice

Directions

  • Combine beef, pork and onions. Divide mixture evenly among several large Dutch ovens or stockpots; cook, crumbling meat, over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine celery, green pepper and pimientos. Add water, soups and seasonings. Stir into Dutch ovens or stockpots, dividing vegetable-soup mixture evenly among them. Bring to a boil; stir in rice.
  • Carefully transfer mixture to three greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes; stir. Cover and bake 30-40 minutes longer or until rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 153 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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