Middle Eastern White Beans

Middle Eastern White Beans

Ani 12

"For a nutritious and wholesome meal, yet not lacking in flavour, look no further. You would probably not find this dish in a Middle Eastern restaurant. It is the type of everyday dish served to the family. White kidney beans are slowly cooked in a tomato based sauce. Serve it over plain white rice."


6 h servings 229 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 351 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a slow cooker combine the beans, tomato paste, pimento sauce, garlic, onions, cumin, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix until the beans are coated. Pour in beef broth, and top off with enough water to completely cover the beans.
  2. Cover, and cook on High for 6 hours, or until the beans are tender and the liquid is thickened. It should not be soupy.


  • Variation
  • To make on the stove top, follow step one, but place in a large pot on the stove. Simmer over medium heat for about 1 hour, or until thickened.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Not only is this recipe easy but it is also inexpensive and tasty. For the pimento sauce I put jarred pimentos in the food processor to create a paste. It turned out wonderful, thank you for p...

This is a great dish, lots of flavor and the white kidney bean is a natural starch carb blocker. I would advise that you follow the measurements and avoid “eyeballing” it.

This was great! I have made it several times. I sometimes add some smoked kelbasa sausage cut into medallions. Very good - my kids ask for this!

I haven't made this but plan on making it for our supper club dinner this Saturday. I need to know before so I can get all the ingredients - what is pimento sauce?

I have to say that this sauce is a great base. I was prepared to make spaghetti for my husband's dinner when unexpectedly he had to pick up a friend at the airport coming in from Jordan. A qui...

Loved it! The only change I made was that I used a vegetarian boullion cube and 1/2 can of tomatos. Kathleen

made this in my creuset saute pan. sauteed the onion and garlic with the spices to start, then added the tomato paste, and then the rest. i didn't have pimento sauce, so i whirred up some jarr...

I loved this recipe! It was easy and flavorful. Thanks for an excellent contribution!

I didn't think there was anything special with this recipe. The sauce was bland and not worth the effort. Sorry, it wasn't for me.