Lebanese Beef and Green Beans
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  • 70 min
  • 20 min
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil, separated 1 to
  • 1.5 lb beef stew meat, cubed 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon cumin 1 - 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes 1 - 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes 2 teaspoons salt, seperated 1 teaspoon pepper, separated 1 lb frozen green beans Fresh parsley and yogurt for garnish {optional} Rice, couscous or quinoa to serve over Instructions In a large pot heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Add half of the stew meat, 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper and brown the meat, turning each piece of meat as easy side browns. Remove each piece of meat as it browns and set aside in a bowl. Add the remaining meat, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper and continue to brown until all of the meat is done. Add to the other meat and set aside. In the same pot add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and the onion and sauté over medium heat. Once the onion begins to soften add the garlic, cinnamon and cumin and continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, stew meat and stir until combined. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the green beans, stirring to combine, cover and simmer for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the beef is tender and the green beans are cooked through. Taste and adjust spice and salt and pepper. Serve the Lebanese Beef and Green Beans over rice, couscous or quinoa with a dollop of yogurt, fresh parsley and pita bread. Notes This dish is also great made with lamb or ground beef.You can store this in your refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. Lebanese Beef and Green Beans are great as leftovers. I think the flavors really meld together the day after.If you are looking for a traditional dish leave out the cumin. If you want to make it a bit spicier try adding a touch of cayenne pepper. I use frozen green beans for this dish but you could easily use fresh. If you use fresh you might want to wait and add them in to the dish with 15 minutes remaining instead of 30 minutes.I leave my green beans whole but feel free to cut them in half of even smaller, especially if kids are eating the dish. 3.4.3174
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