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Inspired by Shakshouka

23 Jan

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Inspired by a post about shakshouka I saw last week, I decided to use what I had to make my own version.

2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
About 300g mince
200g passata
Tin of butter beans
Quarter tsp dried chilli flakes
Pinch of paprika
Pinch of cumin
Pinch of cayenne chilli pepper
Beef stock cube
Salt and pepper
2 eggs

In an ovenproof dish, fry the onions and the garlic until soft.
Add the mince and brown it.
Add all of the other ingredients minus the eggs.
Add a mug of water.
Stir and simmer for around 20 minutes until quite thick. Adjust the spices and seasoning to your own taste.
Break the eggs on top. Put into the oven on 190°c and cook for about 10 minutes or until the whites of the eggs are cooked.
Serve with rice or couscous.

 

 

 

Spicy Chickpea Snack

22 Jan

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A tin of chickpeas/400g of dried chickpea soaked overnight and boiled until soft (I cook mine on high in the slow cooker for 2 hours)
2 tbsp. olive oil
Your favourite spices
Salt and pepper

Rinse your chickpeas and dry them with kitchen paper or a clean tea towel.
Add to a bowl with the olive oil and your choice of spices (cumin is good with chickpeas). You want around 1-2tsp but it depends how spicy you like your food!
Stir well.
Pour out evenly onto an oven tray.
Cook at 230°c for around 30 minutes.