Brazilian Beef and Tomatoes

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

You can plate this dish over egg noodles or rice if you wish. I prefer it in a bowl with warm corn tortillas which I use as scoops.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large cast iron skilled over medium high heat brown beef.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add the tomatoes, onion, garlic and ginger.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Stir in the coconut milk.
  5. Sprinkle with oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  6. When mixture comes to a boil reduce heat to medium low.
  7. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender, around 1 and 1/2 hours.
  8. Stir in beans, cooking for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  10. Stir in cilantro.
  11. Serve.
Most Helpful

Really tasty, and it went over really well with DH, too! I made some rice to go with this, but DH preferred to eat it with some sliced avocado and warm corn tortillas. Definitely a keeper to add into my dinner rotation. Thanks for posting! Sorry, no pic -- it was late, dark, and the photos were definitely not postable, haha! Made by a fellow Merry Maid of Mayhem for Culinary Quest I

Muffin Goddess August 29, 2014

St. Louie Suzie shared this recipe with me and it's now a family favorite. I combined all ingredients and cooked in dutch oven for 3 hours. So good!

Chef Steffie June 06, 2010

My sweetie and I LOVE this recipe. The only alterations when I make it: 5 or 6 garlic cloves and 2 cans of black beans. We typically eat this over white rice, but recently tried it with wide egg noodles and loved that, too. This recipe makes a lot, and it freezes well, so when I make it, I'm always happy to know I have at least 2 dinners and a couple of lunches!

St. Louie Suzie August 16, 2008