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Brazilian-style beef with rice recipe

Brazilian-style beef with rice recipe

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Lean meat and hearty beans make this protein-packed Brazilian beef dish a healthy and fast alternative to your staple chilli con carne. Grate some mature cheddar on top for a cheesy twist. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 553 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 250g lean beef mince
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 6 spicy chorizo slices, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely grated
  • 400g tin tomatoes
  • 250g long grain rice
  • 220g green beans, trimmed and roughly chopped into shorter lengths
  • 400g tin kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 50g extra-mature cheddar, finely grated
  • 150g Greek-style natural yogurt, optional
  • 10g fresh coriander, leaves picked
If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 70.3g Protein 30g Fibre 9.4g


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan on a medium heat. Fry the beef, onions and chorizo for 5 mins, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon, until the mince has browned and the onion is translucent.
  2. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, rice and green beans. Use the tomato tin to add 2 tins of water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-12 mins, stirring occasionally, until the rice is just tender. Stir in the chilli beans and heat through for 2-3 mins.
  3. Season to taste, then spoon onto plates. Serve with bowls of grated cheese, coriander leaves and yogurt to serve.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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