Spicy brown broth-based stew with flavors of lamb, fire-roasted tomatoes, and hints of cinnamon, chili peppers, cumin, and fresh rosemary with tender onions and pinto beans perfect on mashed potatoes, rice or couscous for the best Baharat Spiced Bean and Lamb Stew experience.
Banish the chills after a long day with this Quick and Easy Lean Baharat Spiced Bean and Lamb Stew, a bowlful of pure comfort! Imagine melt-in-your-mouth lamb nestled in a rich spiced broth, its depths swirling with the intoxicating warmth of Baharat spice and sun-kissed fire-roasted tomatoes.
A hint of cinnamon with chili peppers on your tongue ignites a gentle embracement of heat, perfectly balanced by earthy cumin and fragrant rosemary. ️ Tender onions and hearty pinto beans join the party, ready to be piled high on creamy mashed potatoes, fluffy rice, or fragrant couscous.
This lean, spice-infused masterpiece is your ticket to Flavortown, all with minimal effort. So grab your spoon, gather your loved ones, and let the warm spices wash away the worries of the day. Every bite is a testament to deliciousness, proving that healthy and flavorful can be the ultimate comfort food combo.
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First, sear on both sides the kosher salt and ground black pepper seasoned lamb shoulder chops in olive oil with a sprig of fresh rosemary in a saute pan. Remove the finished lamb steaks and let them rest. In the same saute pan, add and sweat the sliced onions. Then add chopped rosemary, garlic, the Baharat seasoning blend, crushed fire-roasted tomatoes, and harissa paste. Next, add the low-sodium chicken broth and pinto beans. Finally, add the fresh baby spinach, chopped parsley leaves, and deboned lamb pieces, and serve with your favorite side.
See the lamb steak stew recipe card for quantities.
Follow the instructions and cooking tips below using the step-by-step picture guide.
The lamb steaks are seared to a golden brown with rosemary to give the steak a nice aromatic seasoning, just like you would a steak that would be served whole. In addition, rosemary complements lamb very well.
The steak will be cooked to the desired temperature of medium rare to medium for tenderness. Benefit: This method required no pressure cooker.
Make the Sauce
The onions are then browned with the lamb's flavor fond bits for color and taste, giving this dish a depth of flavor.
Fire-roasted crushed tomatoes give this dish a robust, delicious flavor, a peppery kick from the harissa paste, and an aromatic touch with the Baharat spice blend.
Next, add and stew the beans for at least 15 minutes to pick up all of the taste of the flavorful broth.
Finally, add the vibrant colors of the fresh baby spinach to complete this dish with the tender lamb pieces.
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- This great recipe is already dairy-free.
- Another bonus! This delicious one-pot recipe is already gluten-free.
- Lamb Shoulder Chops - Replace the lamb meat with extra-firm tofu, seitan cutlets, or tempeh.
- Low-Sodium Chicken Broth - Use low-sodium vegetable broth.
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs - Try using dried rosemary leaves. However, it will not be as strong as fresh.
- Harissa Paste - Use chopped red Thai chili peppers or crushed red pepper flakes.
- Baharat Seasoning Blend - Use a combination of cardamom, smoked paprika, coriander, cloves, cumin, and nutmeg to create your own aromatic blend of spices similar to Baharat. Or try substituting it with other fragrant spices blends like garam masala or ras el hanout.
- Canned Pinto Beans - Use dry beans. If you have dry pinto beans in your pantry, soak them overnight before using them for this recipe. Or use a can of white beans like navy or cannellini.
Change Heat Level - Modify the recipe's heat level to your liking and learn more about the Scoville Scale and Chili Pairings.
Lamb Chops - Use other cuts of lamb; learn more about prepping lamb chops.
- Saute Pan - A large pan wide enough to brown lamb at least two steaks at a time. Or try a heavy skillet pan or heavy-bottom pot like the Dutch oven. To develop this recipe, I used the All-Clad D3 3-Ply Stainless Steel Sauté Pan.
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- Refrigerator - To store in the fridge, you can place the remaining stew in a shallow 2-inch container to cool down quickly. Then, store it in an airtight container. As a result, the meal will last up to two days.
- Freezer - Follow the refrigeration process mentioned above. Then, place it in the freezer in a labeled, airtight container.
Air Tight Food Containers - I use Glass Food Storage Containers with a plastic clipping lid to store leftovers. For example, I always suggest glass storage containers since you can microwave them and hold food without staining the container, and the glass keeps them at a more stable temperature, which keeps the food fresher longer.
Tender Cuts - For best results, remove the grizzle and bones from the lamb chop pieces before adding them back for a mouth tender stew.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tracing the origin of baharat is like following a treasure map through the bustling spice markets of Middle Eastern and North African cities. ️ While the word itself simply means "spice" in Arabic, baharat refers to a diverse family of spice blends that have evolved over centuries through trade and cultural exchange. ️
Imagine merchants haggling over sacks of fragrant cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon, each region adding its own touch to create a blend of flavors as unique as the landscape itself. ️
Today, Bharat may be found at your local grocery stores or online and used as an all-purpose blend for simmering in stews, sprinkled on grilled meats as a BBQ rub, or even tucked into sweet pastries, a testament to its enduring legacy.
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- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat to prevent foodborne illness from contaminated uncooked meats.
- Wash hands after touching raw meat to prevent cross-contamination.
- Don't leave food at room temperature for extended periods; this can breed bacteria.
- Never leave cooking food unattended to prevent burns and fires.
- Use oils with a high smoke point to avoid harmful compounds.
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
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