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Kenyan Braised Collard greens with ground beef

by online store Gaucho on June 16, 2023
Spring is here, and it's the perfect time to indulge in fresh and healthy vegetables. Collard greens are a popular spring vegetable, and when braised with Kenyan-inspired spices and served with a hearty meat, they make for a delicious and nutritious meal. This recipe combines the bold flavors of cumin, ginger, and garlic with the earthy bitterness of collard greens and the savory richness of beef chuck. It's a perfect dish for a cozy weeknight dinner or a weekend meal with friends and family.


  1. 1 lb beef chuck or ground beef, cut into 1-inch pieces - Try our delicious grass-fed ground skirt steak that will make this meal incredible. Click here!

  2. Salt and black pepper, to taste

  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  4. 1 onion, diced

  5. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

  6. 4 garlic cloves, minced

  7. 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

  10. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  11. 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained

  12. 1 bunch collard greens (about 1 lb), stemmed and chopped

  13. 1 cup water

  14. Cooked white rice, for serving


  1. Season the beef chuck with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes.

  2. Add the onion, ginger, and garlic to the pot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and cayenne pepper and cook for 1 minute more.

  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, collard greens, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the beef is tender and the collard greens are very tender.

  4. Serve over cooked white rice, and enjoy!

This Kenyan Braised Collard Greens and Beef recipe is a perfect way to enjoy the delicious flavors of spring. The collard greens offer a healthy dose of vitamins and fiber, while the beef chuck/ground beef provides a satisfying protein source. The blend of Kenyan-inspired spices adds a bold and flavorful kick to the dish. So, why not add this recipe to your spring meal rotation? It's a simple and easy-to-follow recipe that is sure to impress your taste buds and your guests!


Special thanks to Gina Homolka for her recipe in Skinnytaste.com which is linked below. https://www.skinnytaste.com/kenyan-braised-collard-greens-and/