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Clay Pot North African Pot Roast

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“Based on a recipe from The Best of Clay Pot Cooking cookbook. Cooking time does not include the time it takes to soak the chickpeas in water overnight.”
4hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the chickpeas, onion, garlic, raisins, pepper, cinnamon, mace, and turmeric in a pre-soaked 4-quart clay pot.
  2. Place the meat on the chickpea mixture.
  3. Arrange the sweet potatoes and whole eggs around the meat.
  4. Add enough broth or water so the meat and eggs are nearly covered.
  5. Cover the pot and place in a cold oven.
  6. Set the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  7. Cook for about 4 hours, until the meat is tender, adding liquid as needed so the eggs are always at least partly submerged.
  8. To serve, peel and quarter the eggs. Make a bed of chickpeas and yams on each plate and top with slices of beef and pieces of eggs.

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