Blog of an aspiring foodie

Archive for April, 2015

Beef pouch for grownups, n=1

Posted by beer_chris on 26-April-2015

A first attempt at making a grown-up version of the Plum Tomato Chickpea and Beef pouch that Hazel loves to much … this turned out pretty solid, although not as ‘beefy’ as the pouch version. I think it needs a beef roast rather than ground chuck …



3.5 c Diced carrots

1 c Diced Celery

1/2 Medium onion (diced)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1 lb ground beef

3 tbsp. cumin

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 c sweetened chopped dates

15 oz can peas

3 oz tomato paste

4 c cooked/canned chickpeas

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 grindings fresh pepper

Water as needed for cooking

salt to taste

  1. Brown ground beef. Add cumin, cinnamon and pepper and cook for 5 min. Remove from heat and drain fat.
  2. Heat olive oil in medium stockpot on medium high heat. Fry garlic for 30 seconds. Add carrots, celery, onion and a dash of salt. Sweat until mixture is softened.
  3. To carrot mixture – add tomato paste, peas, dates, chickpeas and beef mixture. Stir to combine and add enough water to cover.
  4. Simmer until fat floats free of liquid, season to taste

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »