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Middle Eastern White Beans Recipe
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Middle Eastern White Beans

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"For a nutritious and wholesome meal, yet not lacking in flavour, look no further. You would probably not find this dish in a Middle Eastern restaurant. It is the type of everyday dish served to the family. White kidney beans are slowly cooked in a tomato based sauce. Serve it over plain white rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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    6 hrs

    6 hrs


  1. In a slow cooker combine the beans, tomato paste, pimento sauce, garlic, onions, cumin, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix until the beans are coated. Pour in beef broth, and top off with enough water to completely cover the beans.
  2. Cover, and cook on High for 6 hours, or until the beans are tender and the liquid is thickened. It should not be soupy.
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  • Variation
  • To make on the stove top, follow step one, but place in a large pot on the stove. Simmer over medium heat for about 1 hour, or until thickened.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2009

Not only is this recipe easy but it is also inexpensive and tasty. For the pimento sauce I put jarred pimentos in the food processor to create a paste. It turned out wonderful, thank you for posting this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2006

I haven't made this but plan on making it for our supper club dinner this Saturday. I need to know before so I can get all the ingredients - what is pimento sauce?

Sep 21, 2009

This is a great dish, lots of flavor and the white kidney bean is a natural starch carb blocker. I would advise that you follow the measurements and avoid “eyeballing” it.

Nov 10, 2006

This was great! I have made it several times. I sometimes add some smoked kelbasa sausage cut into medallions. Very good - my kids ask for this!

Jan 30, 2006

I have to say that this sauce is a great base. I was prepared to make spaghetti for my husband's dinner when unexpectedly he had to pick up a friend at the airport coming in from Jordan. A quick search on here brought me to this recipe that I thought I could use as a base for a spaghetti sauce with a middle eastern flair. The sauce is great; am sure it is great with beans. I made the meatballs from the 'Kafta(bbq)' recipe on here and it was great!!! Only changes besides the beans was adding more cumin and 2 bay leafs. I also didn't have a can of beef broth so had some turkey broth in the fridge and subbed that instead. Also a couple of chopped roma tomatoes. I will try it with the beans next time. The sauce alone is great.

Jan 23, 2006

Loved it! The only change I made was that I used a vegetarian boullion cube and 1/2 can of tomatos. Kathleen

Nov 22, 2010

made this in my creuset saute pan. sauteed the onion and garlic with the spices to start, then added the tomato paste, and then the rest. i didn't have pimento sauce, so i whirred up some jarred roasted red peppers to substitute. we also like things a bit spicy so i doubled the cumin and added some cayenne. served with brown rice pasta and a side of steamed broccoli - DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! this is going in the rotation for sure! thanks for a great recipe!

Nov 07, 2005

I loved this recipe! It was easy and flavorful. Thanks for an excellent contribution!


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  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 351 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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