Lamb Casserole with Chickpeas

This recipe is spicy and warm on a cold winter night. All of the spices combined with the flavor of the lamb make up the best comfort food/soup ever.


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of celery powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • ½ lb. Grass‐fed lamb stew or kabob meat
  • 2 large jalapeno or pablano peppers, seeded, veined, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 large fresh, heirloom, tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Red Bell Pepper Paste
  • 2 cups of hot water of lamb broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in salted water to cover.

2. Drain the chickpeas place in pot, and cover with water. Then add garlic powder, celery powder, and rosemary to the chickpeas, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, uncovered, for 50 minutes. Drain well.

3. In a 3 to 4 qt. pot, add oil and sauté onions over high heat, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the lamb and continue cooking and stirring on high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the green peppers, tomatoes, and bell pepper paste. Stir to mix well, cook 2 more minutes, then add the hot broth. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer, and cook for 30 minutes.

4. Add the drained chickpeas, salt and pepper to taste, cover and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes.

Serves 4