Lamb Chickpea Stew

Lamb Chickpea Stew

Sometimes weekends are just as busy as weekdays.  Cleaning the house, yard work, and laundry often consumes my precious time off.  When I have a weekend like that I need to remember that I have a slow cooker tucked away in my cupboard.  Preparing a meal with a slow cooker is simple, saves time and tastes wonderful.  Just toss in the ingredients, cover, turn on low and disappear for about 6-8 hours.  Come back and dish up.  Easy…

My Indian inspired Lamb Chickpea Stew is satisfyingly simple and tastes fabulous.  It has tender bits of lamb, tasty chickpeas, and garam masala in a tomato spinach broth.  Garam masala is a North Indian spice blend made with cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, coriander and cardamon.  I found my garam masala in the spice section of my favorite grocery store.  Serve the Lamb Chickpea Stew with naan or with a scoop of basmati rice.  Enjoy!  Tessa


  • 3/4 pound lamb stew meat
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained
  • 1 can (14 oz) whole tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp garam masala spice blend
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 – 3 cups fresh spinach

Begin by tossing all the ingredients in the slow cooker except the spinach.  Cook on low for about 6-8 hours or until the lamb is tender.  Add the spinach about 5-10 minutes before serving.  Cook until spinach has wilted.  Dish up and serve.  Makes 2 – 3 servings.

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12 thoughts on “Lamb Chickpea Stew

  1. Megan

    This looks divine! I’m not much of a meat eater but occasionally i’ve been known to cook something up to please my boyfriend! I might give this a go as I recently got a tagine maker and it would be perfect for it x

    1. Tessa Post author

      Hi Megan! You can make a similar dish by adding vegetable stock instead of chicken and adding tofu instead of lamb towards the end of the cooking time. And a tagine… I am on the lookout for one of those. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you! Lamb is somewhat a new addition to my repertoire. I found a place here in town that sells local organic Oregon lamb. I simply could not pass it up! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Tessa Post author

      Hey Tia! I hope that you get the chance to try lamb. Sometimes it’s a bit spendy but it is worth it. I like it because it is mild and tender. Thank you!

    1. Tessa Post author

      Hi Beti! Thank you! I’ve never had or heard of pozole before. I will be looking for a pozole recipe to try out.

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