I love this meal, it is so tasty. I always mourn when the plate is empty and it's all gone.


  • 1.5 Kg of beef heel

  • 1 Kg Green beans, frozen or fresh it is upto you, cut into 3cm lengths

  • 2 Medium to large Onions, diced

  • 3 extra medium Onions, sliced

  • 6 Cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 1 Large tomato, halved then grated and skin discarded

  • 4 Tbs Fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped finely

  • 4 Tbs Fresh coriander, finely chopped

  • 1 Generous Tbs Ground Ginger

  • 1 Tsp Pepper

  • Good pinch of artificial saffron

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 Beef stock cube

  • .25 cup of vegetable oil

  • .25 cup of good quality olive oil

  • 2 Tbs Butter


  • 1.

    Arrange Pieces of meat in pressure cooker, Add the garlic, ginger, saffron and salt. Pour on the oil and fry lightly for 5 minutes then add the tomato and the diced onions.

  • 2.

    Add enough water to just cover and bring to the boil, when cooker begins to whistle lower the heat and simmer for 50 minutes.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile steam the beans.

  • 4.

    Melt butter in a pan and add the sliced onions, crumble in the stock cube and fry gently until nicely golden, about 10 minutes while stirring. When golden add your beans, pepper, salt to taste and 2 Tbs of the parsley. Leave to sit for 5 mins on a very low heat.

  • 5.

    When meat is cooked add the remaining parsley and the coriander and fry gently for 5 mins. If needed cook longer to reduce the sauce.

  • 6.

    Serve on a large round plate ( for all to share from as custom ) with meat pieces on the bottom with the sauce poured over them and decorate with the green beans on top.

  • 7.


Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 633kj
  • Fat Total 34g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 59g
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 748mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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As usual for Moroccan foods this is delicious with some freshly baked bread to mop up the delicious sauces and to pick food up with.

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Posted by Lisa259Report
I would hate to have 100 recipes that I have to check one by one to see if someone has commented or asked a question about lol
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
this sounds delicious.. but can it be prepared in a normal pot?? or should be only in pressure cooker??
U know, we also prepare a dish, similar to this in the middle east, in which we cook the green beans with meat and tomatoe juice, and it'll be a stew and served with rice.
but i would LOVE to try this recipe, sounds yuumy yummy..
thanks dear
Posted by Lisa259Report
I never know when someone writes a message I am so sorry if I fail to respond. I don't know how to see if there are comments yet. It can be done in a normall pot yes. Jus roughlyt double the cooking time and watch the sauce levels so that the meat is tender and it does not become dry. :)
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
I suffer the same problem about getting notifications about any comments!! I sent the site to ask, they said they're working on it.
I will try it as soon as i can.
Thanks dear ;-)