Brazilian Beef and Black Bean Stew

Lightly mashed black beans, onions, garlic and collard greens combine with seasoned Ground Beef to make a delicious meal in a bowl.

  • 30
  • 4
  • 404
  • 41 g

Ingredients & Cooking


  • 1 recipe Cajun-Style Beef Sausage
  • 2 cans (15 ounces) reduced sodium black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can (14 to 14.5 oz) reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups thinly sliced fresh collard greens
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 4 orange wedges (optional)


  1. Prepare Cajun-Style Beef Sausage.  Add beans, broth, onion, garlic and flour to skillet; cook 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and mashing beans with potato masher.  Remove skillet from heat; stir in collard greens. 

    Cajun-Style Beef Sausage:  Combine 1 pound Ground beef (93% or leaner), 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.  Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  2. Serve over rice.  Garnish with orange wedges, if desired.

    Cook's Tip: Squeeze orange wedges to add juice to stew, as desired.

Nutrition Information

Lean Beef

We all know that beef tastes great, but did you know how good it is for you too? A 3 oz. serving of lean beef provides 10 essential nutrients in around 150 calories, less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol.

Learn More >

Ensuring beef safety, from farm to fork

From farm to fork, everyone plays an important role in beef safety. Safety plays an essential function across the beef lifecycle journey – from the cattle ranches across the U.S., to the meat processing plants, to your kitchen table.

Learn More >

rethink the ranch

Much has changed since the days of cowboys, cattle drives and the Old West. Today, it's more about drones, apps and computers. Join us as we travel across the country talking to real, modern ranchers.

Learn More >

frequently asked questions about beef

We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to incorporating beef into a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Learn More >