Fasulia: Green Bean and Beef Stew

Fasulia: Green Bean and Beef Stew

Recipe for fasulia, a Middle Eastern green bean and meat (beef or lamb) stew in spiced tomato sauce.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the cubed stew meat and brown on all sides.
  2. Step 2

    Add in the chopped onion and minced garlic.
  3. Step 3

    Add the crushed tomatoes, stirring them in well with the meat, garlic, and onion.
  4. Step 4

    Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, ground allspice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Step 5

    Pour in the water and the tomato puree. Stir and combine well. Add the green beans and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, or until meat is tender and done.
  6. Step 6

    The sauce should thicken slightly as it cooks. If it does not or if you would like a thicker sauce, whisk in a slurry comprised of 1/4 cup flour mixed with a little water until well combined. Then cook the sauce on high for a few minutes to allow the raw flour to cook out and the sauce to thicken.
  7. Step 7

    Serve the stew over white rice and alongside a green salad.