Monday, July 9, 2012

Cajun Rice with Cabbage

I purchased some fresh cabbage at the farmer's market last week and was searching for just the perfect recipe.  Well, I couldn't find anything that suited my fancy, so I just threw a bunch of ingredients together and this is what I came up with.  Pretty tasty!  The kids even exclaimed over it and had seconds.  Now, seconds on cabbage for my kids?  unheard of!  Chalk one up for mom!

Gather your ingredients:  
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 chopped green bell pepper 
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with mild green  chillies, undrained
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 c uncooked long grain rice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon cajun spice
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne  pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 chopped small head of cabbage
1 cup shredded Colby cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine ground beef, pepper, garlic and oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the beef is no longer pink and the veggies are soft.  Drain liquids.

Chop cabbage, set aside

Add all spices and stir.

Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and rice

Spread mixture into an ungreased 9 x 12 inch baking pan

Top with cabbage

Top with Colby cheese

Cover and baked in a preheated oven for 65-70 minutes or until the rice is tender.


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