Recipe: Chickpea and lamb casserole

Chickpea and lamb casserole. Picture: Supplied

This hearty winter comfort food recipe combines warm spices with preserved lemon for a delicious flavour.


1.4kg lamb stewing meat
60ml Maggi chilli sauce
Salt and black pepper
½ cup all-purpose flour
40ml extra virgin olive oil
300g onion, diced
400g carrots, peeled and sliced
2 tsp cumin
¾ tsp cinnamon
3g low-sodium beef stock
400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
50g preserved lemon, diced
70g green olives, pitted


1. In a large bowl combine the lamb, chilli sauce, pepper and salt and stir well.

2. Sprinkle the flour over and stir to combine.

3. In a large pot, heat the olive oil to high heat.

4. Fry the meat in batches until brown on all sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.

5. Add the onions and carrots to the same pot and fry for 5-7 minutes.

6. Add the cumin and cinnamon and fry until fragrant.

7. Place the meat back in the pot and add in the beef stock.

8. Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer covered for 40 minutes.

9. Remove the lid and add the chickpeas, preserved lemon and green olives.

10. Allow to simmer uncovered for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

Recipe supplied by Nestle

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