Loubie Bzeit

This is a favorite recipe in our home. We often throw this in the crockpot with stew beef for a heartier main dish, but it is just as good on its own. Serve with rice, pitas and a fresh salad.

2 Tbsps. olive oil
6 cloves garlic
1 pound fresh green beans, chopped into bite-size pieces
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbsps. of chopped fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried
2 Tbsps. of minced parsley
A pinch of cinnamon
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Sauté garlic in olive oil over medium heat and crush while cooking. Add beans to pan and sauté for 5-6 minutes. Add tomatoes, lemon juice and seasonings and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Recipe by Michelle Bandy-Zalatoris