Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins
A spicy beef with green beans in tomato sauce. Yum! Yum! Add some garlic or red pepper flakes for more kick if you want!
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 lbs beef round roast, cubed
- 2 onions, diced
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (16 ounce) can canned tomatoes, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat; brown the beef in the hot oil for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the onions and 1/2 cup water; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Mix the green beans, allspice, pepper, and salt into the mixture; cover and simmer another 15 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce; cover with water; cover and simmer another 45 minutes.
The flavor of this was really good. The beef ended up overcooked. One thing that I would change is to brown the beef in two batches. I used frozen green beans that were not thawed, so I think heating them contributed to the overcooking problem also. I think the flavor was fine, so if I had to do that again I would make sure the green beans were thawed first to avoid overcooking the rest of the dish.
I didn't find this spicy so maybe next time I'll add the garlic & pepper flakes. Served with couscous it was a very satisfying meal. Made for ZWT4. NEXT DAY EDIT: When this dish sat for about four hours the flavors developed so sweetly and so beautitfully I had to change my rating from 4-5 stars. TFS
This was comfort food in my house when I was growing up. My grandmother brought this recipe from Syria with her and it was passed through the family. We always had it over rice, and that's how I serve it to this day. Thanks for reminding me that we haven't had it for too long.