by Miguel Barclay

An easy pork and chickpea stew that looks as though you slaved over it all afternoon but it only takes 30 minutes! Full of hearty flavour and everything all in one pot!

See the tip at the bottom of the recipe for how to make a veggie version, too.

Each serving provides 279 kcal, 22g protein, 18.5g carbohydrates (of which 8g sugars), 12g fat (of which 2.5g saturates), 6.5g fibre and 1.3g salt.

Main course


Stews are great for freezing, so it always pays to make double the quantity you need and keep another portion for later. Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a month.


Stews were made to use up cheaper cuts of meat like brisket, shoulder, shin, neck - any braising or stewing cuts. Cook beef or lamb cuts for 3 hours on a low heat to ensure that they are really tender.