This recipe comes from the book "Real Stew". The name on the book was: Turnip,Tomato, Chickpea, and Spinach Stew with Beef from Tunisia (pretty long name). I'm posting the recipe as it appears on the book, but I made it on the crock pot, adding the chickpeas and spinach in the last 1/2 hour.
This is one of the sweet ceremonial dishes of North Africa. In Tunisia it is usually made with either dates or sharply flavoured, dark, reddish brown apricots and a fair amount of sugar. It is really simple to make, delicious, and fills the house with aromatic smells.