Arabic Green Beans with Beef

Arabic Green Beans with Beef


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


1 h 40 m servings 158 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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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  1. 22 Ratings


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...

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, chop...

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...

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, ...

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 ...

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....

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 pret...

This was not a recipe my family enjoyed. Even my husband who eats almost anything did not care for it.

I found this time consuming. Not a good dish for kids. It just was nothing special.