Green Beans in Seasoned Tomato Sauce

Green Beans in Seasoned Tomato Sauce

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"My husband and I used to visit a Lebanese restaurant in DC and loved their dish called 'Loubieh Bel Zeit.' When we moved away we craved this dish, so I tried to re-create it and came up with the following recipe. My husband LOVES it and wants me to make it all of the time now."
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50 m servings 72 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 72 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat; cook and stir onion, garlic, and salt in the hot oil until onion is softened and browned, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix tomatoes and green beans into onion mixture. Add sugar and cinnamon to mixture; bring to a boil, lower heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until green beans are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Time to prep may take longer if you buy beans that haven't been cleaned yet.



I used canned green beans. I wasn't thrilled with the recipe to be honest.

I liked it, Mom ate it, and hubby said ehhh. I liked the cinnamon in the mix. Not often but I will make this again.

I gave this recipe a 3 for a base recipebut made changes. I sautéed one onion with 3-4 minced garlic with 1/4 cup olive oil. I added a bag of frozen cut green beans ( Romano are the best but h...

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