Braised Lamb, Green Beans and Tomatoes

    1 hour 20 min

    This is a delicious recipe that I grew up on - a traditional Greek way to prepare lamb. Lamb and onion are browned in olive oil, then cooked with fresh green beans in a tomato sauce, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. I've added my own touch with some fresh mint.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 600g (1 1/2 lb) lamb stewing meat
    • 1 large red onion, chopped
    • 1kg (2 lb) fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
    • 1 (600g) jar passata
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) water
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 dessertspoon chopped fresh mint leaves

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    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 passata, 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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    My mother gave this 4 stars, my father gave it 3 and I gave it 5 - so I'll settle on 4. I thought it was delicious, but I used lamb stew meat that was on the bone and it wasn't nearly enough meat. Next time I'd search until I found boneless lamb stew meat. Very tasty dish!!  -  15 Sep 2008


    This recipe is very easy to make and very delicious too! The only thing I would suggest is to adjust the amount of green beans to your own liking. Thanks for a new quick meal!  -  15 Sep 2008


    I used beef instead of lamb and it was wonderful. It was served over rice and we tried it over pasta. Both were very tasty.  -  15 Sep 2008