cheftemp Cajun Steak Tips with Dirty Rice

Cajun Steak with Dirty Rice

Savory marinated steak on top of classic dirty rice, this dish brings the taste of New Orleans to your plate.  Bold flavors and very filling, it’s a great dish for weeknights or large gatherings. For a perfect medium-well steak you need to cook the steak until the internal temperature is 145º.  Knowing the minute your steak comes to temperature is important since when you rest the steak it continues to cook.  Using the ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 professional-grade cooking thermometer assures you get the right temp every time.  It’s very simple to use, safe, high accuracy, powerful and has long battery life.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 4


  • 2 lb Eye of round roast
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 4 tsp Unseasoned meat tenderizer
  • 4 tbsp Cajun seasoning (see recipe below)
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 package Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup Water
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)

Ingredients-Cajun Seasoning

  • 1/4 cup Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Season Salt
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash

Combine all Cajun Seasoning ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.

Ingredients-Dirty Rice

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Bell pepper, finally diced
  • 2 stalks Celery, finely diced
  • 4 Green onions, finely diced
  • 1 package Boudin
  • 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning, divided
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Steps-Dirty Rice


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Step 1

  • Rinse and drain 1 cup of rice until water runs clear.
  • Add rice and 1 cup of water and salt into rice cooker. If you don’t have a rice cooker, follow directions on rice package.
  • Cooke rice in rice cooker and cook. Allow resting for 15 minutes after cooking.

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Step 2

  • While rice is resting, finely chop bell pepper, celery and green onion.

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Step 3

  • In a skillet add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • When butter is melted add bell pepper, celery, green onion and cajun seasoning. Pinch of salt and pepper.

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Step 4

  • Cook until vegetables begin to soften.
  • While veggies are cooking, remove the casing from boudin links.

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Step 5

  • Add boudin to skillet with veggies and use a fork to break up the boudin.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, the boudin is fulling cooked so you are just heating it up.

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Step 6

  • In a large bowl, combine rice, boudin, veggie, 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine.


Steps-Steak Tips

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Step 1

  • Trim any excess fat from roast, cut steak into 1 inch cubes.
  • Whisk together Worcestershire, soy sauce, meat tenderizer, Cajun seasoning and water.
  • Add steak cubes into a zip lock bag and pour liquid over cubes.  Marinate in refrigerator over night.
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Step 2

  • Remove steak from marinade and place on skewers.  If pan frying steak, skip putting on skewers.
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Step 3

  • Grill on high heat turning every 3 minutes. If pan frying add steak to a smoking hot cast iron skillet , turning every minute.
  • Cook steak tips to an internal temp of 140º for a perfect medium.
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Step 4

  • Thinly slice 1 onion and 1 package of mushrooms.
  • Melt butter and olive oil in a skillet, add onions and mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
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Step 5

  • Cook until onions until they become translucent and mushrooms are soft.
  • Serve steak tips over a bed of dirty rice. Top steak with onions & mushrooms and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley.

Searching online you will find several different methods to use to test the doneness of your meat. Timers, pressing on the meat, visual and cutting open the steak to see what the inside looks like.

Being married to a Cajun Queen, I have learned to cook just about every Cajun dish. While it would take me all day to decide on my favorite Cajun dish, this one surely ranks as one of my favorites. It is quick and easy to make, while being packed with flavor and very filling. Normally in Cajun country, you would find it made with venison, but beef makes it a dish everyone will enjoy. It can be grilled or done in a skillet. Enjoy your trip to the Bayou and Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet!

Cajun Steak Tips are a tender cut of beef, marinated overnight with herbs & sauces, cooked over the grill or in a cast-iron pan,  served with dirty rice made with boudin.

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