Lebanese Navy Beans With Tomatoes and Onion

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by sofia12

I love this dish. It's become a staple for me. Cheap, easy, and yummy.

Top Review by DCKiki

I've had this recipe in my zaar cookbook for a while, I was waiting to use fresh tomatoes from my garden. Yesterday I finally made it, and was very happy with the result! It was surprisingly flavorful for having so few spices, the cumin was all that was needed. It was very easy as well, it will definitely become a staple for me! I think it was made better by using garden fresh tomatoes too. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain beans.
  2. Combine beans in pot with water, cover, bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat, simmer partially covered until tender 1 to 1.5 hours. Skim off foam as it rises to top.
  4. Drain pot reserving liquid.
  5. In heavy bottom pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  6. Add onions and garlic, saute until golden for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add cumin, tomatoes, tomato paste, beans and enough of cooking liquid to cover beans.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Simmer for 20 minutes until beans are tender and sauce has thickened.
  10. Serve over rice or cous cous. Or, just with bread.

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