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Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Stew over brown rice

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Stew - Slow Cooker

Flavorful Moroccan spices in a vegetarian stew that is super simple to make in the slow cooker or in the Instant Pot.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: moroccan stew recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 215kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Slow Cooker 4 quart or larger

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ras el hanout or garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1 large potato (or 2 small) cubed
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce, low sodium
  • 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes, low sodium
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 15 oz can chickpeas, low sodium rinsed & drained
  • 1 8 oz pkg frozen kale chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat, then add onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and all spices and cook, stirring frequently, for another minute or 2, or until mixture becomes really fragrant. 
  • Add onion and spice mixture to slow cooker (3.5 quarts or larger).
  • Add all other ingredients to slow cooker and stir to mix well.
  • Cover and set to cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro if you have it and enjoy!

Notes

  • To make in Instant Pot, cook oil, onions, garlic, and spices on saute mode for about 2 minutes, or until spices are fragrant.
  • Add remaining ingredients, close lid and close vent.  Set to pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
  • When time is up, turn heat off and open vent to release steam.
  • Once steam is fully released, open carefully and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 11g