I have received a request about how to prepare Lebanese style Green Beans. This is called Loubyeh in Arabic. At my parents home, we never ate green beans any other way. Served warm or cold (my favorite) they are a simple, delicious side dish. This is how my father taught me to prepare them:
500g green beans
1 large onion
6 cloves of garlic
4 very ripe tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Wash, top & tail the beans and cut them in half.
Chop the onions and garlic finely and gently fry them with the beans until the onions are translucent (10-15 mins)
Add the chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, then leave to simmer for 20 minutes.