Fasulia - Green Bean and Beef Stew

Glass bowl with green beans
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Ratings (18)
  • Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
660 Calories
29g Fat
57g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 660
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 42g
Calcium 172mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fasulia really hits the spot on cold, winter days. The spices used really compliment the green beans and meat used. You can use stew beef or lamb in this recipe, either one is good. I prefer using beef because it makes it easier and less time consuming if you buy it already chopped in the supermarket.


  • 1 pound stew meat (lamb or beef)
  • 1 pound frozen or fresh green beans
  • 16 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 4 ounces canned tomato puree
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 8 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan, brown meat with olive oil. Add onions and garlic.

  2. Add crushed tomatoes, stirring well with meat, garlic, and onion. Add cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, and allspice. Add water and tomato puree. Stir and combine well.

  3. Add green beans and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, or until meat is tender and done.

  5. The sauce should thicken as it cooks. If it does not, add 1/2 cup all purpose flour.

  6. Serve with white rice and a salad.