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This is another one my Uncle Greg’s Lebanese recipes. The Allspice flavoring in this is mouth-watering!


1.5 Tbs Butter
1.5 Lbs Stew Beef (or Lamb)

Adjust amounts to number of People Served. This is at least 6.

1 Can Diced Tomatoes
2 Cans Tomato Sauce
1 Cans Cut Green Beans, Drained
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Lrg Onions, Chopped
2 Cups Water
1.5 Tsp Allspice
1 Tsp Salt
¾ Tsp Pepper
Serve over rice, egg noodles or in Syrian pockets.


Melt butter in large pot. Add beef to pot and turn to cook all sides. Once the beef is cooked on all sides, add the onion and cook until the onions are soft and golden.

Add water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, allspice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce heat to medium/medium low. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours until meat is tender and the sauce has thickened/reduced. Be sure to stir the mixture every 30 minutes or so.

Add the green beans during the last 20 minutes of cooking.