Turkish Beef and Split Pea Stew

Turkish Beef and Split Pea Stew

  • Preparation time

    15 mins
  • Cook time

    1 hr 40 mins
  • Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Gravy beef, diced - 500 g
  • Onions, chopped roughly - 2
  • Split peas - 200 g
  • Lemon, cut into quarters - 1
  • Thyme stalks - 4
  • Chicken stock - 4 cups
  • Stalks kale, shredded - 3
  • Soaked couscous - 2 cups

Method

  1. In a small bowl combine cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger, cardamom, turmeric, salt and pepper.

  2. Heat oil in a heavy based saucepan. Brown meat in batches. Add onions and spice mix and stir through for 2 minutes.

  3. Add split peas, lemon, thyme and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 ½ hours or until the meat is tender and split peas cooked.

  4. Just before serving fold through the kale leaves.

  5. Serve with couscous.

Tip: Try this beef stew in your slow cooker. Put everything in the slow cooker in the morning and enjoy the aroma when you arrive home from work.