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Green Beans in Seasoned Tomato Sauce

Rated as 3.25 out of 5 Stars

"My husband and I used to visit a Lebanese restaurant in DC and loved their dish called 'Loubieh Bel Zeit.' When we moved away we craved this dish, so I tried to re-create it and came up with the following recipe. My husband LOVES it and wants me to make it all of the time now."
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50 m servings 72
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat; cook and stir onion, garlic, and salt in the hot oil until onion is softened and browned, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix tomatoes and green beans into onion mixture. Add sugar and cinnamon to mixture; bring to a boil, lower heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until green beans are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Time to prep may take longer if you buy beans that haven't been cleaned yet.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 72 calories; 3.6 9.8 1.9 0 144 Full nutrition

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I gave this recipe a 3 for a base recipebut made changes. I sautéed one onion with 3-4 minced garlic with 1/4 cup olive oil. I added a bag of frozen cut green beans ( Romano are the best but h...

I used canned green beans. I wasn't thrilled with the recipe to be honest.

I liked it, Mom ate it, and hubby said ehhh. I liked the cinnamon in the mix. Not often but I will make this again.

I make this dish often with a few changes .. First brown lamb shoulder or pieces of lamb. Add onions, brown, and garlic. When meat is browned add enough water to stew meat. When meat is tend...