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Spaghetti in Beef Rib and Haricot Beans Stew

  • Author: Jehanne Ali
  • Total Time: 11 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


This rich pasta in broth with beans is spiked with garlic and slow-cooked ribs and lemongrass. Develop a flavorful base by allowing it so simmer for several hours.


  • 250g spaghetti
  • 500g beef ribs
  • 200g dried haricot beans ( soak overnight )
  • 400g canned tomatoes ( or 4 large tomatoes diced )
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch galangal, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 large red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • a small bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • few sprigs of thyme, rosemary, tarragon and basil
  • salt to season
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot.
  2. Saute the onion, chilli, garlic, ginger and galangal until fragrant.
  3. Add in the tomatoes along with coriander powder, cumin, black pepper and lemongrass, with splash of water.
  4. Once the spices are fragrant, add the haricot beans, fresh herbs, coriander leaves and beef ribs.
  5. Add 4 cups of water and simmer on low- medium heat until beef pieces are very tender.
  6. Season with salt.
  7. Serve the broth in a bowl with pasta, or fresh breads.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Category: Main
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