Red Bean Stew


This is a simple Lebanese dish that can be served as a side with pita bread or as a main with rice. It's vegetarian and a snap to put together.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
33 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 18 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed and leaves minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can red beans, drained and rinsed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions; cook and stir until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro, garlic, cinnamon, coriander, and cumin; cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Pour in tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low; simmer sauce until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir beans into sauce. Cover skillet and simmer until beans are heated through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cool to room temperature before serving, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
15g Fat
50g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1713mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 907mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.