Lamb and Chickpea Soup

    Lamb and Chickpea Soup

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    1hour20min


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    This is a tasty and simple soup made with lamb, chickpeas and spices. It is a hearty and filling meal when served with fresh bread.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 500g lamb meat, minced
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 300g spinach, washed and cut into strips
    • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 3 teaspoons harissa or other chilli sauce, to taste
    • 1 1/2 litres chicken stock
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 150g pasta

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Add the lamb to a saucepan and cook over high heat. When browned remove from the heat and set aside.
    2. Keep a tablespoon of fat in the saucepan but discard the rest.
    3. Reduce to medium heat then add the garlic, onion and spinach. Cook until the onion is translucent and the spinach wilted; about 5 minutes.
    4. Return the lamb to the saucepan with the onion-spinach mixture then add the tomato paste, cumin, harissa, chicken stock, chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes.
    5. Add the pasta and cook for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.

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