An Instant Pot recipe for one of my most popular family recipes: Lebanese Green Beans and Beef. Beef is cooked in a rich, cinnamon-scented tomato sauce until tender. A family favorite!
So many of you have been requesting more Instant Pot recipes so as promised, here is another one! While not every recipe is made better (or faster) in an Instant Pot, this Lebanese stewed beef recipe is ideal for it.
Rich, flavorful and aromatic, the beef becomes extremely tender as it cooks in the cinnamon and all-spice scented tomato sauce. Green beans can be fresh or frozen, whole or chopped. In fact, I usually keep a bag of frozen chopped in my freezer at all times for this particular recipe.
To serve, we love adding a dollop of Lebanese Cucumber Laban, a creamy yogurt, garlic and mint sauce. The tangy yogurt balances the rich beef and it also helps cool down the dish for hungry kids who are too impatient to wait.
You can enjoy it as is or serve over a bed of Lebanese Rice Pilaf. Add in a lemony Syrian Salad and dinner is done!
Your fork is waiting.
Instant Pot Lebanese Green Beans and Beef
- 1 pound beef chuck roast (cut in 2-inch chunks)
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 1 pound green beans (fresh or frozen, cut in 2-inch pieces)
- 32 ounces tomato sauce (low sodium)
- 4 servings All-Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend
- Lebanese Rice Pilaf (optional to serve)
- Place all of the ingredients in the bottom of the liner pot.
- Close the lid, make sure the vent is closed then press “MEAT/STEW”. Once the timer goes off, release the pressure naturally using NPR. This may take up to 30 minutes.
- Remove the lid carefully and serve over Syrian Rice Pilaf if you wish.
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35 thoughts on “Instant Pot Lebanese Green Beans and Beef”
My ip does not have a meat /stew setting. How do I do this?
Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes!
OMG! I followed the exact directions. I chose Sahadi 7 Spice. My house had the smell of a Lebanese Thanksgiving. The flavors are perfect together. Leftovers for lunch were even better. My coworkers are requesting a pot for our next office meal. Thank you!
So glad everyone enjoyed!
Great recipe with one exception: The spice blend serving seems way too much!
With practically the exact same recipe:
* Your stovetop version calls for 2 servings (https://thelemonbowl.com/lebanese-green-beans-with-tomatoes/)
* And your slow cooker version calls for 1 serving (https://thelemonbowl.com/slow-cooked-lebanese-green-beans-and-beef/)
I think 1 serving (i.e., 1 TBsp) is the perfect amount.
Apologies for the confusion. 1 serving = 1 teaspoon of the blend so 4 servings = 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon which is correct (because that’s the salt, the cinnamon, the nutmeg, the black pepper and the allspice.) I will make it more clear though because I can see why that’s confusing!!! Thank you!
Could tomato sauce be substituted with fresh tomatoes in the summer? I like to avoid canned products as much as possible. Thanks.
My best friend is Lebanese and shared her recipe with me years ago. One of my favorites, but so time intensive with the homemade tomato sauce.
Hi Debbie! Yes, you can use fresh tomatoes for a slightly different take. It’s still delicious! Let us know what you think 😊
This sounds delicious but since I’m cooking for 1 I’m wondering if this freezes well.
YES incredibly well!
Do I cook it for the same amount of time if I am making a triple recipe?
This recipe is great. My husband is Lebanese, and he loves it and requests it often! I love anything that saves me time by using my pressure cooker…
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!
When you say 4 servings of the spice mix, do you mean 4 tsp?
Yes that’s correct!! :)
Liz this was a tasty and tender dish! I Keep learning new meals to make with my new instant pot I received at Christmas from my Lebanese mom???? This meal was true to the Lebanese culture! I would argue that even the meat and bean texture and tenderness (I used frozen Lamb chop meat) and the beans(fresh).m was more so in this recipe! My children (6,3,3) and hubby gobbled it up with barely any for leftovers! Flavoring is different for all, I might add more salt next time, but the Lebanese spice mix you used was delish! Thank you for making me feel Lebanese-making my family a Lebanese dish in an instant pot!
I forgot to add that we live in EGR and as I was searching for this dish—Yours was the TOO one to come up! Great job! So cool that you are right here in our community (we have mutual friends ????❤️)
I’m so glad you enjoyed it Rita!!! I have tons of other Lebanese recipes you will love!! https://thelemonbowl.com/middle-eastern/ Thank you again for your kind words. Also saw your note that you’re in EGR!! That’s so awesome!!! :) Thank you so much!!!
Turned out really yummy! My husband, who isn’t exactly adventurous when trying different cuisines, really loved it, which surprised me. I have the same model Instant Pot, and I cooked it on Manual for 30 minutes, and the beef came out very tender. Thank you for the recipe!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s my husbands favorite meal!
The recipe doesn’t say how long to set the IP for. How long does it need to cook?
You’ll want to use the “Meat/Stew” setting as it varies per model.
Hello and thanks for this recipe, which I plan on making real soon as it looks amazing and low carb as well! Just a quick question concerning the Meat/Stew setting: did you then set it to less, normal or more ? Also mine sets the timer for 35 minutes. Same for you?I just want the meat to have the right texture: not too chewy yet not too mushy . I will be using a pound like the recipe states. Thanks again and I plan on checking out other recipes on your site for sure!
You really can’t overcook this so i would go for more than less!
My mother added potato (cut to the size of the meat)- and stewed tomato instead of sauce.. Serve with laban (thick yogurt) and crushed mint. Sans the rice.
That’s such a great idea!!
I only have the big can of crushed tomatoes & 3 little cans of sauce. Do you think I’ll be safe if I sub the big can plus one small sauce?
Yes totally will work!
This burned on me.
I followed the instructions with one exception, I substituted a can of diced tomatoes for the tomato sauce..
Luckily I caught it as the burn warning appeared, and was able to deglaze a not too burnt pot, stir in an addditonal cup of water, and started cooking again from teh beginning. Then it cooked as expected.
So glad you saved the recipe. Each Instant Pot is a bit different than the next but I’ve found the more you use yours the better you get at it. This is also great on slow cooker setting!
We loved it! This is on the YES list at our house.
So happy you enjoyed it!!!
Hello. How many tablespoons is 4 servings of the Lebanese spice blend?
2 tablespoons, Sorry for the confusion!