The literal translation of lubia bil zeit is: beans in oil. Bil zeit (in oil) refers to dishes that are meatless, and the oil is usually olive oil. I never truly realized how healthy this dish was until I made it for my self. This is my mom’s tried and true recipe.

About The Beans
The kind of bean used is not important, it is just important that they be fresh. Use what is in season and what you can get your hands on.

 

The What: 
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves  garlic
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled & diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon peper
  • 6 cups green beans (fresh if possible)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8oz)
  • 2 cans hot water
The How:

Peel and dice the tomatoes.

Prepare the beans by cutting both ends off and removing the strings off the sides. Cut the beans more or less the same size (about an inch in length).

In a blender, blend the onions and garlic together until finely chopped.

Place a large pot on medium-high heat, add the vegetable and olive oil.

Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and onion mixture and fry for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the salt and pepper and fry for 30 seconds.

Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add the beans and cook for 10 minutes covered.

In a bowl, empty the can of tomato sauce.

Add hot water to the can and pour that into the bowl with the sauce, do that two times and whisk them together. It is how my mom does it, I do not question her method, I just imitate.

Add another pinch of salt, stir, cover and lower the heat to medium.

Simmer for 20 minutes covered.

This dish is usually served with pita bread and it is eaten warm or at room temperature. So let it sit and relax for a while before digging in.

 

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The literal translation of this dish is: beans in oil. Bil zeit (in oil) refers to dishes that are meatless, and the oil is usually olive oil. I never truly realized how healthy this dish was until I made it for my self. This is my mom's tried and true recipe.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves  garlic
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled & diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon peper
  • 6 cups green beans (fresh if possible)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8oz)
  • 2 cans hot water

Instructions

  1. Prepare the beans by cutting both ends off and removing the strings off the sides. Cut the beans more or less the same size (about an inch in length).
  2. In a blender, blend the onions and garlic together until finely chopped.
  3. Place a large pot on medium-high heat, add the vegetable and olive oil.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and onion mixture and fry for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the salt and pepper and fry for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the beans and cook for 10 minutes covered.
  8. In a bowl, empty the can of tomato sauce. Add hot water to the can and pour that into the bowl with the sauce, do that two times. It is how my mom does it, I do not question her method, I just imitate.
  9. Add another pinch of salt, stir, cover and lower the heat to medium.
  10. Simmer for 20 minutes covered.
  11. This dish is usually served with pita bread and it is eaten warm or at room temperature. So let it sit and relax for a while before digging in.
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