I’ve always enjoyed various ethnic foods when dining out and if I really take a shine to it, make a point of learning to make it at home. My favorite foods (other than all things Southern) are Italian, Arabic, Chinese and some French dishes. Below is one of my family’s all time favorites. Filling, inexpensive, nutritious and delicious.

green beans meat

Lubee A Laham is a Lebanese dish that basically translates to green beans and meat. Here is the recipe.

Lubee A Laham Recipe

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound cubed lamb (or stew beef)
  • 2 pounds of fresh green beans (or 2 -15oz cans of green beans … frozen is ok, too)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1  15oz can tomato paste
  • 1 lg can tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 C water


Cut, wash and drain the green beans.

In a large heavy skillet or pot, brown the meat and add all the spices (you might need to use a bit of olive oil for browning). Stir well, and add beans. Steam for around 20 minutes.

Next add tomato paste (tomato sauce can be substituted in a pinch) and tomato juice. Cook at medium to low, simmer for approximately 45 minutes. Serve over rice or better yet, rice pilaf. Enjoy!