Batch cooking is a great way to save time and money – plus you can relax knowing there is another delicious homemade meal in the freezer for a day when you don’t feel like cooking. This warming chickpea stew with budget-friendly mince is packed full of flavour and perfect for those days.
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This recipe makes a large quantity but is a great batch meal – eat half and freeze the rest so you have a filling meal ready for another day.
This chickpea stew is also very adaptable. I used beef mince for mine, but turkey or chicken would also work well.
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Warming Chickpea Stew Recipe
- 1/2 lb of minced meat (I used beef)
- 1/2 tsp ground dried paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 400g tinned tomatoes (or 350g passata)
- 400g tinned chickpeas, strained (works out at about 300g chickpea weight)
- 250g frozen sweetcorn
- Take a large heavy bottomed saucepan or deep frying pan and heat on high until smoking. Fry off the minced beef with no oil (if you’re using chicken or turkey mince use a small amount of sunflower oil). Make sure you get the chunks of minced beef golden brown and crispy.
- When all the meat has coloured, add the dried spices and coat the meat in the frying pan. Stir well for 3 minutes so that the aromas are released.
- Pour in the tin of tomatoes and the chickpeas, finally add the sweetcorn.
- Turn down the heat and bring the mixture to a slow simmer. Cover pan and cook for 30 minutes before serving.
- I used bread, but steamed rice or boiled potatoes works just as well.
Note: I’ve not added salt to this dish, so you may like to season your meal before eating.
This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland
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