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

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“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.”
1hr 52mins

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.

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