Smokey Spanish chickpea stew

This hearty healthy stew is rich, comforting and incredibly easy to make. This whole meal costs about £3 and Serves two people for two days or 4 big servings. Proper cheap, super filling and is even better the next day. Swap the egg for some tofu or some falafel and you've got yourself a heart vegan meal. 


1 red onion - 1/2 sliced, 1/2 mined

3 cloves garlic, minced  

1 roasted red pepper or jar of pre roasted red peppers  

1 tin chickpeas

1 tin lentils  

1 x 500ml carton passata  

1 vegetable stock cube  

1 heaped teaspoon smoked paprika  

1 small teaspoon hot chilli powder

oil, preferably olive oil

fresh flat leave parsley and coriander to garnish  

In a large, heavy pan heat some oil and fry the sliced onions until starting to caramelise , about 5 minutes

add the peppers,minced garlic and onion and soften for a couple of minutes ensuring you don't burn the garlic  

add the paprika, chilli powder, stock cube , passata and top up with 200ml of boiling water

simmer for about 20 minutes, allowing the sauce to reduce  

once the sauce has reduced and is looking rich, taste it and season accordingly

add the lentils and chickpeas and gently simmer for another 10 minutes, adding water if you think it's becoming too thick. 

fry an egg 

spoon into a big bowl, top with the egg and the fresh herbs and a good helping of fresh black pepper. 


enjoy :) 



Amie Evans