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Slow Cooker Middle Eastern green bean stew with meat

Authentic Middle Eastern green bean stew with meat. The beans and the meat are cooked in tomato sauce, then served with white rice on the side.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Diana @ LittleSunnyKitchen


  • 6 pieces beef or lamb
  • 1/2 kg green/french beans
  • 2 onion 1 left whole, and 1 chopped
  • a pinch of salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3-4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic minced
  • corn oil


  • To cook meat, place meat in a pot of water on high heat, let it boil, and remove any forming foam on the top. Let it boil for a couple more minutes.
  • Remove meat from pot, and wash it. Set aside.
  • Wash the green beans, remove the tips, and chop to 3 cm long pieces.
  • In a frying pan heat corn oil, and fry the beans and sautee lightly for 4-5 minutes.
  • In your Crockpot place the meat, 1 whole onion, the slightly cooked beans, salt, pepper, 1 bay leaf, and any spices desired (I add Bharat). And let it cook on high for 4-4.5 hours. (or on low for 8 hours).
  • When the beans and the meat are almost done. In a frying pan heat some vegetable oil and slightly fry the minced garlic, and a chopped onion. Add 2 tbsp of flour, 3-4 tbsp tomato sauce, and bullion (from the meat), mix well and let it boil with stirring. (You can add a bit of vinegar or sugar for taste)
  • Add the mixture to the crockpot, and let it cook for 20 more minutes.
  • Serve warm with white rice on the side.