Lebanese Green Beans (Lubee)

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 45 min Serves 6     adjust servings

Lebanese green beans are a warm, spiced green bean dish mixing tomatoes, green beans, cinnamon and cumin.


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. green beans (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 - 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 3 Tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and continue to sauté for 2 minutes {if you are using meat, it can be added here and sautéed for an addition 4 minutes}.
  2. Add the green beans, cumin, cinnamon and diced tomatoes and mix together. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 40-45 minutes, or until green beans {and meat if using it} are tender, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasonings to taste as well as salt and pepper.
  3. Serve warm over rice or quinoa with a side of pita bread and yogurt.


Recipe Notes

Make this a full meal and add 1/2 lb. stew meat or diced ham.

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