White Bean and Meat Stew (Fasolia bi Lahme)

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The legume family has many different benefits, especially white beans, so how can you prepare white bean and meat stew (Fasolia bi Lahme) to obtain their various health benefits? Here is the most prominent way to prepare the white beans in chicken or in meat

The Fasolia bi Lahme dish is one of the easy and quick dishes to cook, and it is very beneficial for the body, especially those who follow the weight loss system, and also this dish is suitable for new housewives in cooking, as it is quick to cook and does not take much trouble and time, and is economical and inexpensive.

The white bean dish is also distinguished by its delicious flavor, shape, and beautiful appearance, and it can be prepared as the main dish next to the white peppered rice dish, or it is prepared as a secondary dish next to the main meal. Or, you can replace the meat with chicken, or it can be made without meat or chicken.
White beans help to strengthen memory and increase focus in general, so it must be prepared at home from time to time.

white beans with meat

White beans with meat are one of the famous and delicious recipes of Arab cooking recipes with tomato sauce, from delicious and saturated legumes that are easy to prepare, learn about their ingredients and how to make white beans with sauce and meat with garlic and coriander step by step.

Before we begin, here some important tips that might be helpful

There are many tips and things that you should follow to give the mentioned recipes a healthy touch with fewer calories, as follows:

  • Be sure to soak dried white beans for at least 12 hours before you start cooking to reduce the amount of substances that may cause indigestion.
  • Steer clear of factory-made tomato puree, and replace it with fresh, homemade tomato juice using the tomato pods and an electric mixer.
  • Cumin is very essential in this recipe, as it helps prevent or reduce the bloating that white beans may cause in some.
  • It is preferable to soak white beans and renew with warm water more than once during the soaking hours to reduce the amount of substances that may cause indigestion in them.
  • Freeze any additional meat or chicken broth, so you can use it later in other recipes instead of using the ready-made broth.

Similar Recipe: Syrian Pea Stew with Rice (Bazella W Riz)

Prepare white beans with chicken

Fasolia bi Lahme

If you are looking for a complete, nutritious and healthy meal, this recipe is for you, showing how to make white beans:



  1. Boil the chicken in water for 45 minutes until it is cooked, then remove it from the broth and keep it aside.
  2. Boil the beans and leave them on low heat for two hours, then drain and set them aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onions until they wilt, then add the garlic and saute for a minute.
  4. Add coriander and stir for a minute, then add tomatoes, tomato paste, four cups of broth, and two cubes of chicken broth, and leave the soup on low heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken’s skin and bone and divide it into large pieces.
  6. Add chicken pieces, cinnamon and beans, stir the ingredients and leave them on low heat for ten minutes.

White Bean and Meat Stew (Fasolia bi Lahme)

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 50 mins Servings: 4



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  1. Wash and soak the beans in water with bicarbonate, then rinse and drain.

  2. Put the beans in a large saucepan and cover it completely with water.

  3. Put it on the fire and boil it while removing the foam formed on the surface.

  4. Reduce the heat to a medium temperature and leave it on the fire for forty to fifty minutes until the beans are softened and set aside.

  5. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, and fry the meat in it, stirring, until browned.

  6. Add chopped onions to it. Pour into the saucepan about five cups of cold water.

  7. Leave it on the fire until the water boils while removing the foam formed on the surface.

  8. Reduce the temperature and leave the mixture on the fire for forty minutes until the meat is tender.

  9. Add all the spices 

  10. Add chopped tomatoes, beans, and tomato paste.

  11. Fry the cilantro and garlic in two tablespoons of butter in a small frying pan and pour it over the stew.

  12. Leave it for ten minutes.

  13. Remove from heat and serve hot with fried rice.

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