Loubyeh, also known as green bean stew with meat, is a classic Middle Eastern comfort food that’s both nourishing and delicious. Made with a few simple ingredients such as lamb or beef, green beans, and tomatoes, this hearty green bean stew, one-pot dish is a perfect choice for a cozy family dinner or a comforting weekend meal. It’s traditionally served over vermicelli rice pilaf, but you can also enjoy it with mashed potatoes for a twist on the original recipe. The best part? This stew is easy to make and uses mostly pantry staples, making it a great option for busy weeknights or when you need to use up some ingredients. Plus, it tastes even better the next day, so you can enjoy the leftovers for a quick and satisfying lunch or dinner.
In a pot, sauté the chopped onion and garlic over medium heat until translucent. Stir in the meat and spices and continue to cook evenly until the meat is brown in colour. Add washed beans, season with salt, and toss for 1-2 minutes.
Add passata sauce and water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the sauce slightly thickens and the beans and meat are tender. Stir in the coriander.