Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew) Recipe

Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew) Recipe

How To Make Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew)

Enjoy a delicious blend of flavors with this herb stew packed with chuck roast, spinach, and kidney beans with a variety of fresh herbs.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 24 minutes
Total: 3 hours 9 minutes



  • ¼cupcanola oil,divided
  • 1large yellow onion,finely chopped
  • 1tspground turmeric
  • lbschuck roast,boneless, cut into cubes
  • cupsspinach,finely chopped
  • 1cupgreen onions,finely chopped, green part only
  • ½cupItalian flat-leaf parsley,finely chopped
  • ¼cupcilantro,finely chopped
  • ¼cupchives,finely chopped
  • ¼cupfenugreek leaves,finely chopped
  • cupswater,or more as needed
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1lemon,juiced
  • 4Persian limes,(limoo amani) dried or more to taste
  • 15ozred kidney beans,(1 can), drained and rinsed


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, cook, and stir for 10 to 15 minutes until deep golden brown.

  2. Stir in turmeric for 1 to 2 minutes. Add chuck cubes and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until coated in turmeric and browned on all sides.

  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a separate pot over medium heat. Add spinach, green onions, parsley, cilantro, chives, and fenugreek leaves. Cook and stir for 5 to 10 minutes until deep dark green in color.

  4. Stir spinach mixture into the onion and chuck mixture. Pour in enough water to create a slurry consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in lemon juice.

  5. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer the stew for about 1 hour until greens soften.

  6. Pierce dried limes with a fork and add to the stew. Continue simmering for 30 minutes to 1 hour until the chuck is tender. Stir in red kidney beans.

  7. Cook for about 30 minutes until flavors combine. Discard dried limes before serving.


  • Calories: 534.04kcal
  • Fat: 16.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.36g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.75g
  • Fiber: 15.77g
  • Sugar: 4.07g
  • Protein: 43.28g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 866.91mg
  • Calcium: 145.10mg
  • Potassium: 1722.87mg
  • Iron: 11.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 76.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 36.62mg
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