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Loubia – Lebanese Green Bean Stew

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

One of my favorite traditional Lebanese stews is Loubia. Its very healthy, very simple and easy to make. When you make it once you will want it again! You can use frozen green beans, and to be honest, that saves aLOT of time getting the beans ready. I love anything fresh so I usually get the beans ready the night before while watching TV.

I like to use 1lb of beans. Will feed 4, I just love leftovers :)

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

Just pinch off the stalk side of the bean Then snap them in half.

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

I love to prepare this in the pressure cooker, because it cooks in 15 min!

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

Sautee 1 medium onion.

Add 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon 7 spice blend, 1/4 teaspoon sage, 1/4 teaspoon thyme. Salt.

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

Add 1lb cubed meat.

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

After browning the meat, add the green beans then add 1 can Diced Tomatoes (add the whole thing w the liquid). Alot of people add tomato sauce or paste, I never use the stuff. I always use these diced tomatoes. Keeps everything light and refreshing. Just close the lid on the pressure cooker. Set it to high for 2 min. Once the pressure builds up, put it on low and cook for 15 min only!

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

While the beans are cooking. I add oil to a pot, brown some vermicelli, and add rice and water.

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

The meat is melt in your mouth no matter what cut it is because of the pressure cooker. The natural juices of the beans come out and soak up in the rice beautifully.

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

At home we always dine family style.

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

Loubia - Green Bean Stew

I love to eat this with pita bread. Mop up the juices. Wrap my mouth around the juicy chunks of meat. This also makes a very healthy dinner. Your kids will love it. I did as a kid, and I still am addicted to it :)

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  2. Laura says —

    Hi Mira, I love the recipe and the photographs are beautiful! I was wondering if you might consider making a guest post with this recipe, or any pressure cooking recipe of your choice, on my blog:
    http://www.hippressurecooking.com/

    It would look something like this, and would include a prominent link to your blog in the first paragraph, for my readers to come and discover your blog: http://www.hippressurecooking.com/2010/10/reader-...

    Please consider it, I would love to share your Lebanese recipe!

    Ciao,

    L
    http://www.hippressurecooking.com
    making pressure cookers hip again, one recipe at a time!

  3. Matt says —

    this looks delicious, I love lebanese food!

  4. Cherine says —

    Hi Mira,
    Thanks for passing by, I'm glad I discovered your blog!!
    The loubiye looks excellent!

  5. mirauncut says —

    thanks! I\’m very happy to have came across urz as well :)

  6. Ellie says —

    Lovely hearty stew! I love stew with green beans.

  7. allison says —

    Great pics!

  8. Lebanese Kitchen says —

    A nice pictorial recipe of Lebanon. Just love the Lebanese food.

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