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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Moroccan-Style Lamb and Chickpeas Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern cuisine and learn how to make Moroccan-Style Lamb and Chickpeas.
Lamb is the shining star in this main dish that’s simmered with fragrant spices. Moroccan-Style Lamb and Chickpeas is a great go-to choice for fast weeknight cooking.
Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Total: 40 Minutes
1 pound lean ground lamb
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups vertically sliced onion
1/2 cup (1/4-inch) diagonally cut carrot
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup golden raisins
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15 1/2-ounce can) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb to pan; cook 6 minutes, stirring to crumble. Remove lamb from pan with a slotted spoon. Discard drippings. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and carrot to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Add cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and pepper; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add reserved lamb, broth, and next 5 ingredients (through chickpeas); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice.
Robin Bashinsky, Cooking Light