Acabonac’s Ground Lamb and Chickpea Stew

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Step into the world of Moroccan cuisine with our quick and easy Lamb and Chickpea Stew. Bursting with aromatic spices, tender ground lamb, and filling chickpeas, this rich stew will transport your taste buds to the bustling markets of Marrakech. Simmered to perfection, the blend of flavors creates a satisfying dish that's perfect for a comforting meal. So, let's embark on a culinary adventure and savor the taste of Morocco in the comfort of your own home.


  • 1 lb Acabonac Farms pasture raised ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, adjust to taste)
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish


Brown the Lamb:

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent and lightly golden.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add the ground lamb to the pot and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.

Add the Spices:

  • Stir in the ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground turmeric, and cayenne pepper (if using). Allow the spices to coat the lamb and release their aroma.

Simmer the Stew:

  • Pour in the diced tomatoes and drained chickpeas, stirring to combine with the lamb and spices.
  • Add the vegetable or chicken broth to the pot, ensuring that the lamb and chickpeas are fully covered.
  • Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let it simmer for 20-25 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the stew to thicken.

Season and Serve:

  • Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper according to your preference.
  • Ladle the Lamb and Chickpea Stew into bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley for freshness.


  • Serve the Lamb and Chickpea Stew over fluffy couscous or with crusty bread on the side. The couscous will soak up the broth, adding an extra layer of taste to your meal.

Enjoy the rich flavors of Morocco with our hearty lamb and chickpea stew. By using our pasture raised ground lamb you will taste the quality in every spoonful. Whether you're a fan of Moroccan cuisine or simply looking for a comforting and satisfying meal, our stew is sure to delight your taste buds.

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