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Middle Eastern Beef Stew

An Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

1-1/2 hours minutes


6 people


  • 1/4 cup Barnea Olive Oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lbs. lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen cut green beans
  • *2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • *2 Tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • *1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • *1 Tablespoon ground cloves
  • *1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • *1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • *pinch of ground cinnamon


  • *Mix the cumin, pepper, coriander, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon together. It will make about 1/2 cup. You will only need 1 Tablespoon of the spice mixture for this recipe. That means you can make this stew 8 times.
  • Heat the Barnea Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large pot. Add onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are tender.
  • Add beef. Brown on all sides.
  • Add tomatoes, cilantro, salt and 1 Tablespoon of the spice mixture. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer over low heat for 1-1/2 hours.
  • Add green beans and cook another 1/2 hour. Garnish with additional fresh cilantro and serve over rice.
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