Brazilian Black Beans and Sausage

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size 1 cup
Nutrition Facts: View Label


2 teaspoons
vegetable oil
8 ounces
low-fat polish kielbasa sausage, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon
ground cumin
1 cup
uncooked rice
1 can
(15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet); sauté sausage and onion until onion is clear.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Add mushrooms or green bell peppers for variety.
  • If you like spicy food, add some cayenne pepper or chili powder.
  • Use brown rice to add fiber; increase the simmering time to 40 minutes.
Last updated: 01/18/15

2 Comments for "Brazilian Black Beans and Sausage"

My husband and I really enjoy this recipe! I add cayenne pepper to give it some heat and extra cumin. I have made this twice now, once with white rice and once with brown.  We strongly preferred the brown rice version and were pleased because it's healthier that way!

This is a super tasty one-pan dinner.  I like the texture better with brown rice.  Great for lunch the next day too!

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