Lebanese Cuisine,  Side Dishes

Lebanese Stewed Green Beans

Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Savory green beans cooked with tomato sauce and onions, along with Mediterranean spices makes the perfect Lebanese side dish. -APinchOfAdventure
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Cooked with tomato sauce and Lebanese spices, this easy recipe is a great side dish, and we love it served with rice. Lebanese stewed green beans are warm and flavorful, and a very different way to making green beans, especially if you are looking for new ideas!

Some dishes remind me of my childhood, this would be one of them! I love to serve this as a side dish with Lebanese Chicken Rice. The combination of the rice and pine nuts from the chicken rice, and the stewed green beans from the side dish makes for an amazing flavor experience.

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Not only are Lebanese stewed green beans super tasty, this meal together is one of my favorite go-to meals when I’m in a hurry, and it is a family friendly dinner as well! Let’s get to it!

This side dish is also, Whole30 compliant if cooked with ghee instead of butter! Want to read more about Lebanese food? Read my article on the 9 most popular Lebanese dishes!

How to make green beans in tomato sauce

Add butter and diced onions to a sauce pan and saute for 3-4 minutes until the onions become clear

Drain 2 cans of green beans and reserve about 1/4 cup of the water. Feel free to use fresh green beans also! Just make sure to cook it longer. Add one can of tomato sauce and spices as well. Rinse the can of tomato sauce out with the reserved water and add it to the sauce pan.

Lebanese Stewed Green Beans with Tomatoes

Stir to combine and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Serve by itself or over rice. We love to eat it with Lebanese Chicken Rice. Enjoy!

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Lebanese Stewed Green Beans with Tomatoes

Lebanese Stewed Green Beans

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 14.5 oz cans Green Beans reserve 1/4 cup water
  • 1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 teas Salt
  • ½ teas Pepper heaping
  • ¼ teas Cinnamon heaping

Instructions
 

  • In a 2 qt. saucepan, sauté the onions in the butter for 4-5 minutes or until onions begin to become clear
  • Add green beans and tomato sauce
  • Rinse the tomato sauce can out with reserved water and add to the saucepan
  • Add the spices and simmer on medium heat for 25 minutes
  • Serve with Lebanese Chicken Rice

Notes

*Fresh green beans can be substituted, but at a least 20 minutes should be added to the cooking time

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