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Chickpea and mushroom slow cooker feast

Chickpea and mushroom slow cooker feast

Throw these ingredients together in the morning and a warming delicious stew will be waiting for you when you get home. If you're short on time, you can skip the first step and just put all the ingredients in together. Try experimenting by putting in kidney beans or fresh tomatoes in too.
By Love Food Hate Waste
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 45-60 minutes
Black cooking pot full of chickpea and mushroom stew

Ingredients

2 cans of chickpeas, drained
5 carrots, chopped
No carrots, no problem - use up other vegetables you may have that need using up e.g. parsnips
2 celery sticks, chopped
2 onions, diced
Check your freezer for leftover onions you may have chopped and frozen.
1 pack of button mushrooms, sliced
To save time in the morning, chop and prepare veg the night before.
Other vegetables or beans that need using up from the cupboard or fridge
1 can of chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp of tomato puree
3 sliced spring onions to sprinkle on top
1 vegetable stock cube
3 cloves of garlic, crushed/chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli powder or paprika (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

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Recipe

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and gently fry your onions, garlic and spices for a few minutes until the onions are softened.

  2. Mix your stock cube in 600ml of warm water until dissolved.

  3. Add all your ingredients, including chopped vegetables and fried onions, into the slow cooker and pour the stock and can of chopped tomatoes in.

  4. Cook on high for four hours or low for six and serve with spring onions, yoghurt, and crusty bread.

  5. Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy.

    Defrost your frozen portions in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on 'defrost' directly before use.
Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer for 3 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

Perfect portions

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