Harissa Lamb Stew

Author Notes: This is a fairly spicy stew, that doesn't take long to come together with big flavor. After simmering for an hour, the stew takes on the lovely lamb and harissa flavors. Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

Makes: 10- 12 servings
Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 1 hrs


  • 1 - 1.5 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 medium carrots (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 5 ounces can diced green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 28 ounces can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • cilantro (for serving)
  • Greek yogurt (for serving)
In This Recipe


  1. Start by browning the lamb. Heat a swirl of olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add lamb with a generous amount of salt, and some pepper. Let brown for 5-7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate.
  2. To the remaining fat from the lamb, add the onion, carrot, green chilies, salt and pepper, smoked paprika and Harissa. Let cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and let cook for another minute.
  3. Deglaze pan with the red wine vinegar, and let cook out for 1 - 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, garbanzo beans, tomato paste, raisins, salt and pepper. Let cook together for 5 minutes. Lastly, add the chicken stock, Worcestershire, lemon juice and some salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Once simmering, reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Serve alone or over rice, topped with fresh cilantro and Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

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