Green Bean Stew (Arabic Recipe)

"This recipe is delicious and very tasty. This dish is best served hot with plain rice. Green beans has plenty of nutrients, a good source of Vitamin A, also an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Wash green beans and trim off stems. Cut in half and rinse in cold water.
  • Saute lamb meat stew, onions, garlic, salt and spices in olive oil or vegetable oil(stirring occasionally) until meat is brown.
  • Add 2 cups of water, green beans, chopped tomatoes or 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes. and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes. cover and simmer on low heat for around 45 minutes or until green beans are tender.
  • This meal is best when served hot with plain rice.

Questions & Replies

  1. how can I make this in a pressure cooker?


  1. Great recipe but I made it a bit different. I heated the oil and then cooked the onion with a cinnamon stick and bay leaf until it started to brown. Add 2 1/2 big chunks of chuck and sauteed until it made gravy. Then added a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce; one 28 ounce can of the Cento peeled tomatoes. I used my immersion blender and made them into liquid first. one-half can of tomato paste 1 tea salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook on simmer for one hour then added 1/3 cup brown sugar and laid two pounds of trimmed fresh green beans on to and cooked for 3 more hours on medium. Serve over steamed rice. It was really delicious.
  2. This was delicious! My boyfriend is Syrian-born, and I surprised him with this dish (alongside Arabic rice), and he told me it was reallyyy good (which is amazing coming from him judging his home cuisine). I will definitly be adding this to my regular menu. Thank you for sharing %u263A!
  3. This is really a delicious dish. My husband is arabic and enjoyed it. I did cut the green beans down to 1 16oz package because it just made too much. I kept all of the other amounts of ingredients though. Very, very tasty.
  4. Yummy, I used less salt and less water to as I like it more of a sauce. I had to cook it longer than the stated time to tenderize the lamb more. Next time I will add the green beans a little later because of this. I served this dish with Recipe #309650 using chicken stock and more cinnamon. I will probably make this one again.


My name is Louie, and my nick name is Hommus, because I love Hommus,its delicious. I guess having Hommus as a nick name is better than having Baba Ghannous (Arabic Dip) as a nick name. I am of Palestinian orgin and a happily married man for 33 years. I own a Business , (retail Clothing) but I love cooking, its my hobby. I like to cook Arabic Dishes and also recipes from all around the world. I learned my Arabic recipes from my mother . who is a super great cook. In fact my favorite cookbook is the recipes I learned from my Mother. Recently I started to use the slow cooker and I noticed the difference in the flavor.
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