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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew with Chickpeas

Scented with warm spices, this Middle Eastern Lamb Stew with Chickpeas is delicious served over couscous. A protein- packed stew for your Sunday supper.

October 3rd, 2017

From BEST OF BRIDGE SUNDAY SUPPERS , by Best of Bridge

Scented with warm spices, this Middle Eastern Lamb Stew with Chickpeas is delicious served over couscous. The thick consistency of this wholesome, protein- packed stew is a great meal to share with your family.
Servings
6 - 8
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil
  • 11⁄2 lb- boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces 750 g

  • 3- large onions, halved and thinly sliced 3

  • 4- garlic cloves, minced 4
  • 1⁄2 cup- water 125 mL
  • 1 tbsp- grated fresh ginger 15 mL
  • 1 tsp- ground cumin 5 mL
  • 1⁄4 tsp- ground allspice 1 mL
  • 1- cinnamon stick 1
  • 3 cups- ready-to-use beef broth 750 mL
  • 1 can- (19 oz/540 mL) chickpeas, rinsed and drained (2 cups/500 mL) 1

  • 2 cups- baby carrots 500 mL
  • 1 cup- dried apricots, sliced 250 mL
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh mint (optional)
Directions
  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat. Brown lamb in batches, transferring the pieces to a plate as they’re done and adding more oil as necessary between batches. Add onions to the pan and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and water; cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, for 2 minutes.

  2. Return lamb and any accumulated juices to the pot and stir in ginger, cumin, allspice and cinnamon stick. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours or until lamb is very tender

  3. Stir in chickpeas, carrots and apricots; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, Stir in mint just before serving or sprinkle it on top of each bowl.

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew with Chickpeas
Matt Johannsson, Reflector Inc.

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