Beans with Spinach (Lubya b' Selk)

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This Libyan dish has been posted in response to a Round the World game. Looks tasty and a candidate for the crockpot as well. This could readily be made vegetarian by substituting dried bean curd or tempeh for the meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash spinach thoroughly, drain.
  2. Saute in hot oil.
  3. Let cool, grind it in the processor.
  4. Add the following ingredients: Cilantro, washed, drained and chopped.
  5. Green onions, cleaned and chopped.
  6. Garlic, peeled.
  7. Turmeric.
  8. Black pepper.
  9. Salt.
  10. Meat.
  11. Beans, washed and drained.
  12. Water to cover all ingredients.
  13. Bring to a boil and let simmer about two hours depending on the size of the beans.
Most Helpful

5 5

Hearty and delicious, as well as packed with vitamins! :) This was easy to make, and the flavor is fabulous...the cilantro really makes the dish. I accidentally added too much salt, so I remedied by serving over unsalted steamed rice, which was really good, actually! :) I used canned beans instead of raw (400g/16oz), but still let it cook the full two hours. I really liked this one, Donna! Thanks! :)