Fa-Sool-Ya Ib Zeyt (Arabian Beef and Bean Stew)

Total Time
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

Adapted from The Complete Round the World Meat Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place beans in a large pot.
  2. Cover with water.
  3. Bring water to a boil, turn off heat, and let stand 1 hour.
  4. Drain.
  5. Cover beans with fresh water.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook for 1 hour.
  7. Drain.
  8. Heat oil in a large pot.
  9. Brown beef and onions.
  10. Add beans, salt, pepper, cinnamon, bay leaf and 1 cup of broth.
  11. Cover and cook over low heat 1 1/2 hours.
  12. Stir in rice, tomatoes and remaining broth.
  13. Cook 25 minutes longer, or until meat and beans are tender.
  14. Remove bay leaf before serving.