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The Iraqi Family Cookbook

The Iraqi Family Cookbook
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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Green Beans-Fasulia bil Zeit فاصوليا خضرة نباتية

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 (8-ounce can) diced tomatoes or one chopped tomato
1/2  cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Arabian Spice(cinnamon,black pepper,allspice)
1 pound frozen or fresh green beans
1 1/2 cup water
 In a deep pan, saute the onions in olive oil. Season with salt, and spices. Add the diced tomato and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the green beans, tomato sauce, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and leave it to simmer for 20 minutes until the green beans are cooked.
Serve with rice.
You can cook this recipe with stewing beef or lamb. First you cook the meat for 45-60 minutes. When the meat becomes tender, add the onions and follow the above recipe. This will be a main meal served with rice.