Green beans are simmered with a spicy beef and tomato sauce in this recipe.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat; brown the beef in the hot oil for 10 minutes. Stir in the onions and 1/2 cup water; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix the green beans, allspice, pepper, and salt into the mixture; cover and simmer another 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce; cover with water; cover and simmer another 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

157.6 calories; 11.8 g protein; 10.8 g carbohydrates; 31.8 mg cholesterol; 356 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
Great easy dinner. I used olive oil and cooked the whole dish in a dutch oven. I left out the water because there was plenty of liquid from the beef and onion. I served this over brown rice low fat healthy dish that tastes wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2011
The first time I made this it was just okay. The second time I made it I added some things and it was delicious. Added some chopped potatoes a pinch of white pepper 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon some minced garlic and butter and 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper (I like things spicy you might not want to add that much). I also cut the recipe in half because it makes a lot of food. Next time I will cut it in 1/4 as I am just cooking for me and my husband. Served with some Indian panera bread. Delicious! Read More
(7)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
Great easy dinner. I used olive oil and cooked the whole dish in a dutch oven. I left out the water because there was plenty of liquid from the beef and onion. I served this over brown rice low fat healthy dish that tastes wonderful. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
I rgeularly make a variation of this dish. My husband was raised in Damascus & he loves it. I use cinnamon instead of allspice ( I'll give this a try someday ). I brown the meat in butter, chopped onion & cinnamon to change the taste of the meat. I then add the fresh green beans-cover & steam 10 minutes. I then add a 28oz can of diced tomatoes & 1 8oz can of tomato sauce..sit on low for an hou & the serve over rice. DELICIOUS! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
Great easy dinner. I used olive oil and cooked the whole dish in a dutch oven. I left out the water because there was plenty of liquid from the beef and onion. I served this over brown rice low fat healthy dish that tastes wonderful. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2008
This recipe is awsome I really think that the addition of allspice really goes well with the green beans however I added some garlic powder and crushed red hot pepper and a little white pepper I though it blended well. Thanks for the recipe.. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2011
The first time I made this it was just okay. The second time I made it I added some things and it was delicious. Added some chopped potatoes a pinch of white pepper 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon some minced garlic and butter and 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper (I like things spicy you might not want to add that much). I also cut the recipe in half because it makes a lot of food. Next time I will cut it in 1/4 as I am just cooking for me and my husband. Served with some Indian panera bread. Delicious! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
Hahaha I so impressed my boyfriend who is from the Middle East and his mother too:-). The only thing I felt the 1 1/2 teaspoon of allspice was a bit much for me so next time will put half the amount. By the way this makes al ot of food. Consider cutting in half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2008
I made this dish exactly as the original recipe directed. It was quite watery... more like soup. I would definitely recommend you serve this over rice because of all the juice. It was pretty good but I probably won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2008
This was simply beef and green beans with tomato sauce. I doubled the allspice added garlic pepper and served over rice. Still ended up with the same bland dish beef green beans tomato sauce. Very disappointing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/23/2009
This was not a recipe my family enjoyed. Even my husband who eats almost anything did not care for it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
This was an awesome recipe! Definitely would make again. The kids and hubby really loved it. Read More
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