Don't Go Hungry Chicken/Lamb/Beef/Vegetarian Stew

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Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
1 hr

This is a firm favourite in our household - warming on a cold night but not so heavy we can't have it in warmer weather either. We serve with plain couscous. We always have this with chicken but you can also easily substitute 500 g of cubed lamb shoulder or chuck steak or a second 400g can of chickpeas. It helps to have everything chopped and ready to go as this comes together fairly quickly before simmering. It look like a lot of ingredients but most if not all items should be in your pantry or fridge or not hard to get. From The Don't Go Hungry Diet.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat half the oil in a large casserole pan (I use a Dutch oven) over medium heat. Brown meat (if using) in batches and remove from pan.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan. Add onion, capsicum and garlic and cook until onion has softened, stirring often.
  3. Add spices and cook while stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes (you may need to lower the heat to prevent burning. Don't worry if it sticks to the pan though).
  5. Add potato, carrot and zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add browned meat back into pan along with chickpeas, tomatoes and water. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour (uncovered).
  7. Remove from heat. Stir through herbs and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with couscous and lemon wedges.