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Lebanese Green Bean Stew (Loubia b'zeit)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword Easy, Healthy, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 300 g green beans fresh or frozen
  • 4 good size tomatoes or 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato concentrate
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • ½ a birds eye chilli chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 tablespoon mild olive oil
  • ½ cup of boiling water


  1. Chop the onion and add to a pot with a good drizzle of mild olive oil

  2. Sauté the onions on low heat until caramalised. This may take twenty minutes

  3. Follow by adding the chopped garlic and chilli to the onions. Saute for 1-2 minutes taking care not to burn the garlic

  4. Wash and trim the ends off the green beans and sauté with the garlic and onion mix for ten minutes until they turn a vibrant green

  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato concentrate, salt and water.

  6. Bring to a boil and cover with a lid. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cooking for around 30 mins until the beans are done

  7. Serve with fresh flatbreads.

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