Braised Lamb, French Beans and Tomatoes

    1 hour 50 mins

    This is a delicious traditional Greek recipe that I grew up on. Enjoy!

    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 600g lamb meat
    • 1 large red onion, chopped
    • 1kg fresh french beans, washed and trimmed
    • 600g tomato paste
    • 225ml water
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 tsp chopped fresh mint leaves

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add lamb and onion and cook until meat is browned; stir in beans and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Stir in tomato paste, water, salt, pepper and mint. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until cooked through and beans are tender. Check halfway through cooking - if there is too much liquid, simmer uncovered for the remaining 30 minutes.

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    good recipe - liked it - put less beans  -  26 Jul 2016


    What a great way to prepare lamb. Quick, easy and delicious. I didn't have any tomato sauce so instead I substituted two 14.5 oz cans of Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes for the Tomato Sauce and Water and it turned out great. I served it with rice pilaf.  -  30 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We wanted to give this one ten stars! I used 2 cans of tomatoes and a can of beef stock instead of water, which gave it almost a stew consistency. I had mine over brown rice, but hubby and son ladeled it into bowls with the Light Wheat Rolls from this site. Fresh mint (out of the yard, since we had it) was the key. Thanks for sharing this one!  -  05 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)