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Friday, 18 September 2020

Pork and Chickpea Stew : One Pot Meal


This recipe suggestion is for an easy pork and chickpea stew that looks as though you slaved over it all afternoon but it only takes 30 minutes! It's full of hearty flavour and everything all in one pot! Don't you just love it when washing up is kept to a minimum!

See the tip at the bottom of the recipe for how to make a veggie version, too.


Ingredients
Serves Four
2 tbsp oil, ideally olive oil
250g/9oz pork fillet (tenderloin), trimmed and cut into small cubes
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 medium courgette/zucchini (roughly 185g/6½oz), ends trimmed, halved lengthways and sliced into semi circles
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
½–1 tsp smoked paprika, hot or sweet
400g/14oz tin chickpeas, drained
400g/14oz tin chopped tomatoes
1 chicken or pork stock cube
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan or wide-based casserole.
2. Season the pork with salt and pepper and fry over a medium heat for 2 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.
3. Add the remaining oil, the onion, pepper and courgette to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned, stirring regularly.
4. Add the garlic, paprika, chickpeas and tinned tomatoes. Half-fill the empty tomato tin with water and add to the pan (roughly 200ml/7fl oz water). Crumble in the stock cube and add the cooked pork. Bring to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the pork is tender, stirring regularly.

Recipe Tips
For a vegetarian or vegan version of this stew, cook a large cubed aubergine/eggplant instead of the pork in the first step, adding an extra tablespoon of oil once it begins to fry.


See original recipe idea and video guide here

We just love red peppers, there is something cheerful about them, perhaps that's why it's this blogs logo! Or maybe it's because one cup equals close to 300% of your daily Vitamin C requirement! Why not include red peppers on your shopping list - or are you already?




You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

37 comments:

Tom said...

...I should enjoy this!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds delicious! Have a great weekend, Valerie

mxtodis123 said...

Oh this is my kind of meal. Definitely saving this recipe.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Another delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a great weekend!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Looks like a meal for a cooler days.

Divers and Sundry said...

Chickpeas aren't my thing, but I'm guessing I could make a substitution there. It certainly looks tasty.

William Kendall said...

That sounds filling.

CJ Kennedy said...

I love one pot cooking

Mary Kirkland said...

I just made beef stew the other day, adding chickpeas to it sounds good.

Christine said...

I love stews, this looks so good!

Elephant's Child said...

I am a big, big fan of one pot meals. Tasty - and with clean-up time reduced are winners for me.

Sue said...

Ooh this looks delicious, I love one pot meals - real comfort food. Take care and have a great weekend, Sue xx

DeniseinVA said...

You've given us a lot of lovely dishes to try Jan, thank you so much! Have a great weekend :)

happyone said...

I love meals cooked in one pot but not a fan of chickpeas.

J C said...

Well, I guess I will have to pass on this one. I dont (or seldom) eat meat, and I have developed a nightshade intolerance that seems to pinpoint on eggplant, which I have always loved but now takes my breath away. Literally! Sigh...............

Catarina said...

One pot meal!!! My type of meal!
Will copy the recipe this very moment.
Thank you!
:)

My name is Erika. said...

This looks so delicious and like a fabulous fall evening meal.

Catarina said...

I am back just to let you know I got inspired with your inspiring post!! :))
I was, and still am, making a chicken stew when I read this recipe. Was planning to add potatoes and carrots, but changed my mind. Now I am adding zucchini... and chickpeas. I will have my own chicken and chickpea stew: one pot meal! :)

DVArtist said...

I eat a lot of chickpeas but have never had it with pork.

Rose said...

This sounds good and delicious. And easy.

mamasmercantile said...

Yummy, looks and sounds delicious. Something that we would both enjoy.

Jo said...

That looks like a good hearty meal.

Margaret D said...

Looks a great meal.

Dennis Yannakos said...

My kinda go-to keto meal! Thanks!

Lee said...

Now, that's what I love...one-pot meals! :)

linda said...

This sounds amazing I love chickpeas I will give it a try.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This looks great as we are just freezing here in northeast Ohio! And I love red pepper. I love to cook a thin steak with onion and red pepper and spinach on the side.

carol l mckenna said...

Looks delicious and perfect for the Fall ~

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Sami said...

We are having an almost winter's day in Spring and this will be the perfect dinner for tonight.
My husband just went to the supermarket to get the pork :)
Thanks Jan

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jan,
This looks so very well.
Always nice to see your new recipes for delicious meals.

Greetings, Marco

Teresa said...

Se ve muy sabrosa. Buen día.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Tem um aspecto deliciosos.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Phil Slade said...

Pork is very underated plus there are many who will not eat it without good reason. Pork fillet is as you say. easily and and quickly cooked.

Jenn Jilks said...

Nicely done!

R's Rue said...

So delicious

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We are slowly trending towards vegetarianism, but are not there yet, and since pork tenderloin is one of the meats we still eat, this looks like a keeper.

jeangenie said...

I made this stew today and it is delicious! Only two of us so enough for tomorrow as well. Thank you, Jean