1 lb. ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 package (5.7 to 8 ounces) Cajun-style dirty rice mix
Water, as needed
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4 inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
Stir in rice mix and water amount indicated in package directions, omitting oil or margarine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook according to time indicated in package directions or until rice is tender.
Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Total recipe time: 40 minutes Makes 4 servings.
Prepared by Cookie Hauser of the La. Beef Industry Council