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Hearty Rice Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

50 servings

This satisfying dressing has always been received well at church socials and family reunions. The recipe feeds a crowd—I cut back if I'm serving a smaller group. —Ruth Hayward, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Hearty Rice Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. Combine beef, pork and onions. Divide mixture evenly among several large Dutch ovens or stockpots. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine celery, green pepper and pimientos. Add water, soups and seasonings. Stir into the meat mixture, dividing vegetable-soup mixture evenly among the meat mixtures. Bring each to a boil; stir in rice.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Carefully transfer mixtures to 3 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Cover each and bake for 30 minutes; stir. Cover and bake 30-40 minutes longer or until rice is tender.
Creole Seasoning
If you don’t have Creole seasoning in your cupboard, you can make your own using 1/4 tsp. each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

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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