Lubi bi Ziat

Lubi bi Ziat

Lubi bi Ziat

Lubi bi Ziat

 This is a Lebanese side dish that I first had at Chad’s house years ago before we were married.  I never tried making it myself until several months ago and now I wonder why I haven’t been making it all along.  I really like to use fresh green beans when making this dish but fresh frozen green beans work fine.  It is so good with Lebanese chicken and stewed lentils.  Great flavor combination!!!

Ingredients list:

2 pounds of fresh green beans cleaned and trimmed

2 –  cans of whole peeled tomatoes, hand crushed

1 32 ounce carton of beef stock, or more

1 – large onion rough chopped

1 – TBS  garlic finely chopped

Extra-virgin olive oil for sautéing approximately 1/4 cup

1/2 cup white wine

1 1/2  tsp kosher salt

1 tsp coarse ground black pepper

1 TBS onion powder

1 TBS garlic powder

4 beef bouillon cubes to taste

Drain the canned tomatoes and crush by hand.  This sounds like a lot of trouble but I like the texture of the tomatoes.  The canned crushed tomatoes are too soupy and you don’t actually get a tomato.  Heat the olive oil in a large pot.  Add the onions and sauté until somewhat golden.  Add the garlic and continue to sauté for about another minute.  Continue stirring so the garlic does not burn.  Add in the white wine and continue to stir for about a minute.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Add the green beans to the pot and mix well with the onions and garlic.  Add the tomatoes and the beef stock.  Mix well and add all of the seasoning ingredients.  Cook over medium heat until green beans are tender about an hour.  You may find that you need to add more liquid as it continues to cook.  You want it to have plenty of liquid but not too soupy.  Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Serve and Enjoy!!!

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