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Lebanese Lamb & Green Bean Stew

This recipe combines some popular middle eastern ingredients and is based on the traditional stewed green bean dish called Loubieh Ruz.   I like to add some meat and serve over lemon rice to make this a simple two dish meal.

Byblos, Lebanon. Photo: Nate Hovee
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Lebanese Lamb & Green Bean Stew

Kevin Lamoureux
This recipe combines some popular middle eastern ingredients and is based on the common stewed green bean dish called Loubieh Ruz.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine middle eastern
Servings 4
Calories 103 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cut green beans cooked fresh or canned
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • ½ red pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups lamb, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ tsp chili pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice

Instructions
 

  • Steam the green beans until tender. Set aside.
  • In a deep skillet or wok, heat the oil and stir fry the onions and peppers.
  • After the onion and pepper are tender add the garlic and the meat and cook for about two minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the green beans, tomato juice and spices.
  • Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve over rice or as a stew with bread.

Notes

A tender cut of beef can be substituted for the lamb. Leftover roast beef or lamb may also be substituted.
Keyword green beans, lamb

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