Originally published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 05:55a.m.

I was asked to do a vegetarian dish so here is one a friend of mine gave me that I think you will like. These spices are different than I have ever used with green beans, but it is really a delicious dish. I hope you’ll try it.

“Lebanese Green Beans & Tomatoes”

2 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 medium onion (diced)

4 cups fresh green beans (cut in pieces)

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes

1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

2 tablespoons Lebanese Spice mix

2 cups white wine

“Lebanese Spice Mix”

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Mix spice ingredients and store in air tight container.

In a large skillet heat butter and olive oil and saute onion until soft. Stir in green beans , diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices. Simmer until beans are tender, stir frequently. As the beans simmer, add 1/2 cup of wine at a time stirring well. Serve over rice.