Stewed Green Beans & Potatoes With Couscous

I'm not really sure what to call this recipe - it's inspired by the combination of two of my favourite dishes - a traditional Libyan dish, bil busla and a traditional Syrian dish, fasolia. Though it's a completely different recipe now, Ha! It's a very easy, comforting, sweet, and tasty recipe! It's vegan and it's delicious.

I will forever go back to this recipe - it's one of my favourites now! & I'm certain it will become one of yours too.


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Servings: 4


1 tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion, sliced

1 tsp tumeric powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

0.5 tsp red chilli flakes

4 cups frozen green beans (fresh works too!)

3 white potatoes, chopped

1 (600 mL) can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 clove fresh garlic, crushed


1. Wash potatoes, cut into cubes or triangular pieces. Set aside.

2. Chop onions in half and then slices.

3. In a large saucepan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, add onions to let fry for 1 minute, until soft.

4. Add all spices to the oil and onions. Mix & let cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.

5. Add canned tomatoes, frozen green beans, tomato paste, crushed garlic, water and potatoes to the pot. Bring mixture to a boil for 3 minutes.

6. Cover and let cook over medium heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot on top of a bed of couscous & enjoy!

Couscous recipe:


1 1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup couscous


Bring water to a boil. Add couscous and turn off heat. Stir and cover for 6 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Serve hot and enjoy!

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