Lebanese Beef and Green Beans


– 5 Tablespoons olive oil, separated – 1 to 1.5 lb. beef stew meat, cubed – 1 onion, thinly sliced – 3 garlic cloves, minced – 2 teaspoons cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon cumin – 1/4 teaspoon cloves – 1/4 teaspoon allspice – 1/4 teaspoon paprika


1. In a large pot heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. 2. Add half of the stew meat, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and brown the meat, turning each piece of meat as easy side browns.

3. Remove each piece of meat as it browns and set aside in a bowl. 4. Add the remaining meat, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and continue to brown until all of the meat is done. .

5. In the same pot add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and the onion and sauté over medium heat. 6. Once the onion begins to soften add the garlic, cinnamon, cumin, cloves, allspice and paprika and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.

Lebanese Beef and Green Beans is slow simmered beef {or lamb} and green beans in a tomato sauce with cinnamon and a touch of cumin. Lay this dish over a bed of rice with a dollop of plain yogurt, fresh parsley and plenty of pita bread to soak up the juices.