Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lubia (green beans with meat - beef or lamb)

Katie gave me the idea to whip up some of this good stuff. Forgive me if my spelling is wrong! Google shows so many versions!

This turned out FABULOUS! I used Beef Stew Chunks, as I didn't have any Lamb handy. I also used canned green beans, which makes this recipe super easy. Matt's dad (100% Lebanese) gave me the thumbs up on my recipe. So if it's good enough for him, then it's good enough to share with all of you.

The recipe below is my twist on Matt's family recipe! Enjoy!

Lubia (Lebanese - green beans with meat - beef stew or lamb)
Erin's Recipe!

1 1/2 lb Beef Stew Chunks (or you can use Lamb Meat)
2 28oz cans of Cut Green Beans (drained)
2 29oz cans Tomato Sauce
1 14.5oz can Diced Tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoon of butter
2 large onions
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon allspice
3/4 teaspoon black pepper

Melt butter in large pot. Add beef to pot and turn to cook all sides. Once the beef is cooked on all sides, add the onion and cook until the onions are soft and golden.

Add water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, allspice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce heat to medium/medium low. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours until meat is tender and the sauce has thickened/reduced. Be sure to stir the mixure every 30 mins or so.

Add the green beans during the last 20 mins of cooking.

Serve over rice pilaf (recipe above).

1 comment:

Katie said...

I've never thought of browning and braising beef instead. That's genius! As you know...a lot of people don't like lamb (and we hate them for that! lol!).