Lebanese Lubya bi-zayt (Green Beans in Oil) Recipe


1 kg (32 oz) green beans, string and snip off the ends, snip each bean into two and wash
1 kg (32 oz) tomatoes, washed, peeled and chopped
1 ½ cups finely chopped onion
½ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
½ tsp salt (as desired )
a dash of ground allspice
a dash of sugar
3 heads garlic, peeled
1 fresh green or red chili
½ cup water


Fry onion and garlic cloves in oil over high heat, stir for 5 minutes.Add beans, cook for 10 minutes, stir occasionally.Add tomato, salt, sugar, chili, allspice, and water. Cover. Bring to a boil.Cook over low heat for 35 minutes or till tender.Remove chili then serve cold with spring onions.

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