Ingredients - Green Bean Stew:
- 1 lb (500g) fresh green string beans
- 1 lb (500g) stewing meat, cubed (Beef or Lamb)
- several meat bones
- 1 ½ cups onions, chopped
- ½ cup ghee or substitute
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon mixed spices
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste blended with 2 ½ cups water
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 String the beans. Slice down the centre or leave whole.
2 Lightly brown the meat, bones and onions in the ghee, using the pot in which the stew is to be cooked. Mix in the beans and fry for a few minutes. Add the salt, pepper and mixed spices, then pour in the tomato paste or soup diluted with water.
3 Bring to the boil, cover and simmer slowly until the meat is very tender.
4 Crush the garlic with a pinch of salt and fry with the coriander in a little ghee until the garlic smells sweet. Stir this mixture into the cooking stew.
5 Serve with Rice Pilaf or Bur’ghul Pilaf.
You may substitute peas for beans to make green Pea Stew.