Lubya Bi-Zayt (Lebanese Green Beans)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

An appetizer served at a Phoenician restaurant in Syracuse. The beans should be nice and soft when finished. Flat Italian type beans are good this way, too, but may require longer cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry onion and garlic cloves in oil over high heat, stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Add beans, cook for 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
  3. Add tomato, salt, sugar, chile, allspice, and water. Cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 35 minutes or till tender.
  4. Remove chile before serving.