Middle Eastern Slow-Cooked Stew With Lamb, Chickpeas, and Figs

Total Time
1hr 52mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 32 mins

From Cooking Light. Per 3/4 c. serving: 310 calories, 6.2 g fat, 21.4 g protein, 44.5 g carb, 6.6 g fiber, 49 mg cholesterol.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Let the oil get heating in a large pot over medium-high heat; also coat pan with cooking spray.
  2. Add in half the cubed lamb; stir/saute 8 minutes or until browned; remove from pan.
  3. Repeat procedure with remaining lamb.
  4. Return first batch of lamb back to pot so that all the lamb is now in the pot.
  5. Add in onion, 1/4 cup water, and garlic; cook 4 1/2 minutes or until lightly browned, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
  6. Add in cumin and the next 6 ingredients; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  7. Stir in broth and 1 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil.
  8. Cover, lower heat, and simmer 1 hour.
  9. Stir in chickpeas and the next 3 ingredients; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until the carrots are done.
  10. Stir in mint and salt.
  11. This dish is best when made ahead of time and refrigerated up to 2 days to allow the flavors to meld.
  12. May reheat in a slow-cooker or on the stove-top if desired.
Most Helpful

I loved it my friend said not enough spice. So each can decide for themselves. I made it on Friday as suggested to serve on Sunday. This was suggested in the instructions to allow all the flavours to meld - They did! I re-heated our dinner in a casserole in the oven, covered - 375 for 25 minutes. Added some sliced apple, tomatoes and chutney as garnish and a fresh taste side. I made the whole recipe and have frozen half for another dinner taste treat

Bergy October 04, 2010