Kuru fasulye ve Pilav – Lamb Turkish Beans and Turkish Rice

This is such a cheap dish to make and yet it’s so tasty and filling!

Beautiful tomato infused beans with tasty chunks of diced lamb and beautiful spices.


  • 2 cans of cannellini beans
  • 1 packet of diced lamb
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes or 3 fresh tomatoes chopped.
  • Half tube of tomato purée
  • 1 finely chopped clove of garlic
  • 1-2 tsp of pulp biber (red pepper spice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Oil for frying lamb
  • Turkish rice – see blog for recipe.
  • 1 large white onion diced
  • Half a kettle of boiled water


Pour the beans into a pan and add some boiled water, boil on a medium head for around 20 mins (I like them soft as they can be quite hard)

Fry the diced onions until nice and soft, add the diced lamb into the pan until nicely browned off and then pour in the tins of tomatoes, diced garlic, pepper spice, tomato purée, salt and add the drained beans. Give it a good stir and Pour in half a kettle of boiled water, Now simmer for around 10-15 mins on a low heat to bring all the flavours together and cook the lamb through, keeping it tender.

Serve up with some gorgeous turkish rice and you have a tradition turkish dish of glammed up rice and beans 😍❤️

Let me know if you give it a go

Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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