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Beef bacon chickpea casserole recipe

RECIPE OVERVIEW

Chickpeas are a great way of getting protein into your diet. They also help you to stretch a stew if unexpected extra guests drop by. 

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 450 ml Beef Stock
  • 2 - Carrots
    cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 stick Celery
    cut into 2cm cubes
  • 400 g Chickpeas
    drained and rinsed
  • 4 slices Crusty Bread
    to serve
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 - Onion
    thinly sliced
  • 300 g SuperValu Baby Spinach
  • 500 g SuperValu Beef
    cubed
  • 2 sprigs SuperValu Fresh Thyme
  • 100 g Supervalu Smoked Bacon Lardons
    or smoked streaky rashers, cubed

Method

1. Place the bacon lardons in a nonstick pan or casserole set over a medium heat. Cook until they are just beginning to crisp up, then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb any excess grease.

2. Brown the beef in the same pan for 3 to 4 minutes, still over a medium heat, then transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

3. Add the olive oil to the pan and reduce the heat to low, then add the carrots, onion and celery and sauté for 5 minutes, until soft but not browned.

4. Add the bacon and beef back to the pan along with the chickpeas and sprigs of thyme, then pour in the beef stock. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the beef is completely cooked through and tender. Add the spinach and cook for a further 5 minutes. Ladle into warmed bowls and serve with crusty bread.

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