Moroccan Beef, 
Chickpea & Sweet Potato Stew

Fragrantly spiced beef with chickpeas and sweet potatoes make for a satisfying, protein-rich meal. Dried apricots add a punch of sweetness to balance the 
richness of this dish.
Moroccan Beef, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Stew image
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  • 6Servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb sirloin beef, trimmed of fat 
and cut into ¼-inch-thick strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp each ground turmeric and ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp each ground cinnamon and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef 
broth, divided
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and 
cut into 1½- to 2-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred or boxed 
unsalted diced tomatoes, 
with juices
  • 1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas, 
soaked in water for 24 hours 
(TIP: If you don’t have time to soak chickpeas for 24 hours, boil them 
for 1 hour, until al dente, then drain and set aside.)
  • 1/3 cup sliced dried unsweetened apricots
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed finely chopped fresh mint leaves (NOTE: Chop just before serving.)


  1. In a large nonstick skillet on medium, heat 1 tbsp oil. Add beef and cook until browned and cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a 4- to 6-qt slow cooker.
  2. Return skillet to medium and heat remaining 1 tbsp oil. Add garlic, onion, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper and pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes. Add 1 cup broth and stir, scraping up browned bits in bottom of skillet with a spoon. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. To slow cooker, stir in remaining 2 cups broth, potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas and apricots; cover and cook on high for about 4 hours. Season with salt.
  4. Just before serving, combine zest and mint. Top chili with mint mixture.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 385
  • Carbohydrate Content: 42 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 37 mg
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 154 mg
  • Sugar Content: 12 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g