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Lebanese Braised Green Beans

4 Servings

40 minutes

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The Lebanese dish called loubieh bil zeit, or green beans in olive oil, typically is prepared with flat, sturdy runner beans. The beans are braised until tender in a tomato sauce that’s sometimes seasoned with a mix of spices but always enriched with a glug of olive oil. For our version, we opted for easier-to-find standard green beans, and made a seasoning blend with a few common spices. We got the most flavor out of canned whole tomatoes by crushing and cooking them until thick and jammy, and using some of their juices as the cooking liquid for the beans.

4

Servings

Tip

Don’t forget to reserve the tomatoes and 1 cup of their juices separately because they are added at different times during cooking.

40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1

    teaspoon ground coriander

Directions

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Reviews
Joan O.
October 10, 2022
Very tasty
What a great way to make green beans interesting. Goes well with oven roasted cod or haddock-something not overly herbed or spiced so as not to conflict with the flavor of the beans.