Green Bean Stew Recipe with Meat

Try this Green Bean Stew recipe, with tender lamb, fresh green beans, and tomato all cooked together in a delicious one-pot dish. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or leftovers the next day.
10 minutes
45 minutes

About this recipe

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.

Green Bean Stew


  • 500 grams of lamb meat or beef meat cut into cubes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 onions diced
  • 5 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 3 teaspoons Arabian spice -7 spice blend (see notes)
  • 500 grams string beans fresh or frozen
  • 680ml of passata sauce
  • 2 cups of water
  • salt to season
  • 1 cup chopped coriander

Notes from Rouba

  • Tomato passata is a thick sauce consistency used for pasta dishes available at supermarkets.
  • If using fresh beans, trim off the stems. Cut in half and rinse in cold water.
  • You can use frozen string beans for this recipe.
  • Arabian spice is my blend known in the Middle East as Baharat or 7-spice blend. You can find it at Middle Eastern grocery stores and various supermarkets. Otherwise, you can substitute with 5-spice or allspice.


Step 1.

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. 

Step 2.

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.

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