Loubia Bzeit (Lebanese Vegetarian Green Beans)

Loubia Bzeit

 

A classic Lebanese  vegetarian dish made with green beans, onions, and garlic – stewed with tomatoes and served with pita bread; a home-style dish and a family favorite not only in our home, but in the kitchens all over Lebanon.  You might even find it on the menu of some Lebanese restaurants.

Loubia bzeit is one of my very favorite veggie dishes. I was raised on it. Talk about green beans, garlic, tomatoes olive oil braised together to bring out a fantastic aromatic flavor. Yes as simple as that, yet the end result is astoundingly good and imbued with flavor.  The key to a successful" Loubia Bzeit" is the slow cooking, it yields a ditinctive character to the dish. Yes! Hearty and bursting with flavor - and brings back happy memories of meals around our dinner table. Once you try "Loubia Bzeit," you will make often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trim the ends of the green bean strings. Divide each string into two or three pieces.

 

 

 

Set the pot over medium heat, add the oil and onions and sauté till transparent.

 

 

 

Add the green beans to the pot and stir. Cook until the beans start wilting. Add the garlic cloves to the pot. Mix with the onions and green beans. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes or until the beans are cooked.Stir the vegetables every few minutes to avoid any sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.

 

 

 

 

 

Add the tomatoes, salt, and cayenne pepper to the pot. 

 

 

 Cover and let it simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

 

  • 500 g./1 lb. 2 oz. green beans
  • 3 medium-sized onions, finely chopped
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 6 medium-sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A dash of cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


Directions:
 

  1. Trim the ends of the green bean strings. Divide each string into two or three pieces.
  2. Set the pot over medium heat, add the oil and onions and sauté till transparent.
  3. Add the green beans to the pot and stir. Cook until the beans start wilting.
  4. Add the garlic cloves to the pot. Mix with the onions and green beans. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes or until the beans are cooked.
  5. Stir the vegetables every few minutes to avoid any sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
  6. Add the tomatoes, salt, and cayenne pepper to the pot. Cover and let it simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.

 

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