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Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma StewSpicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma StewGround Lamb swimming in a spicy Shawarma-inspired tomato broth with chickpeas, carrots and kale in this Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew will warm you up on a chilly winter day. Garnished with tangy whole milk greek yogurt and fresh cilantro to make it a meal worth sharing!

Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma StewSpicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew

If you are anything like me, it’s easy to get stuck in a cooking rut. Even though I routinely push myself out of my comfort zone, experimenting with different flavors or cultural foods, I really don’t do it often enough.

Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma StewSpicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew

Most of the meals that I make at home are pretty simple and have similar flavors that we grew up eating. However, today I took a leap and got a little funky in the kitchen creating a delicious, hearty Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew!

Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma StewSpicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew

And even though it’s packed full of spices, you’ll see that I took a short cut. Instead of making a complicated blend of different spices, I started with garam masala, which isn’t typically used in Shawarma but gives us an easy starting point without requiring too many unique ingredients.

Yours in Health,

Hayley RyczekHayley Ryczek

Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew {Gluten-Free}Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew {Gluten-Free}

Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma StewSpicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew

Spicy Lamb Chickpea Shawarma Stew

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Ground Lamb swimming in a spicy Shawarma-inspired tomato broth with chickpeas, carrots and kale will warm you up on a chilly winter day. Garnished with tangy whole milk greek yogurt and fresh cilantro to make it a meal worth sharing!

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Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Shawarma Spice Mix

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)

For the Stew

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 pound ground lamb or mutton
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken bone broth
  • 32 ounces chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 2 cups carrots peeled & chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 3 cups kale chopped

Optional Garnishes

  • Greek Yogurt
  • cilantro

Instructions

  • Combine spices in a small bowl, mix well. 
  • In a dutch oven or similar heavy bottom large pot, sauté onion and garlic in ghee until soft. 
  • Add lamb and cook until no longer pink. 
  • Add spices and tomato paste, cook 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add tomatoes (including juice), broth, carrots and chickpeas. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 5-10 minutes or until the carrots are cooked as desired. 
  • Add chopped kale, turn off heat and cover. Let the residual heat wilt the kale before serving. 
  • Garnish each bowl with a generous dollop of greek yogurt and fresh cilantro. Enjoy! 

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 766mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8190IU | Vitamin C: 48.8mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2.9mg

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