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Lebanese Green beans with cinnamon

Lebanese Green Beans Recipe (Lubia)

Emily Ackerman
Lebanese stewed green beans in tomato sauce are warm and flavorful, and a very different way to making green beans, especially if you are looking for new ideas! Green beans are stewed in a delicious tomato and onion broth with warm spices.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine lebanese
Servings 6


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


  • 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


*Fresh green beans can be substituted, but at a least 20 minutes should be added to the cooking time
Keyword Lebanese green beans, Lubia Recipe, Loubia B'zeti, Lebanese green beans and tomatoes, Arabic Green beans recipe