Harissa Beef and Chickpea Stew
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Harissa Beef and Chickpea Stew

Harissa Beef and Chickpea Stew

with Buttery Couscous and Cheese

Spicy and vibrant, harissa is widely used in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. This fragrant paste contains herbs and spices such as dried chillies, star anise, cumin and coriander, making it the perfect match for pilafs, stews and pasta.

Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time15 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes


serving amount

10 grams

Chicken Stock Paste

120 grams


(Contains Cereals containing gluten May contain Soya)

240 grams

British Beef Mince

1 sachet(s)

Roasted Spice and Herb Blend

1 carton(s)


30 grams

Tomato Puree

50 grams

Harissa Paste

(Contains Sulphites)

10 grams

Beef Stock Paste

15 grams


20 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

200 milliliter(s)

Boiled Water for the Couscous

20 grams


1 tsp



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3647 kJ
Energy (kcal)872 kcal
Fat43.3 g
of which saturates17 g
Carbohydrate71.5 g
of which sugars15.5 g
Protein46.7 g
Salt3.62 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Medium Saucepan


Quick Prep
  • Boil a half-full kettle.
  • Add the boiled water and butter (see pantry for both) along with the chicken stock paste into a saucepan. Bring to the boil. 
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in the couscous. Cover.
  • Leave to the side for 8-10 mins.
Fry Mince
  • Meanwhile, heat a frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil).
  • Once hot, fry the beef mince and roasted spice and herb blend, 5-6 mins.
  • Break up the mince as it cooks, then drain the fat. Season with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and utensils after handling raw meat. Cook so there's no pink in the middle.
  • In the meantime, open the remaining sachets.
Flavour Time
  • Add the chickpeas and their liquid to the beef.
  • Stir in the tomato puree, harissa, beef stock paste, honey and sugar (see pantry). TIP: Put hardened honey in hot water for 1 min.
  • Lower the heat. Simmer, 3-4 mins. 
Dinner's Ready!
  • Share the couscous and stew between your bowls. 
  • Sprinkle over the cheese.
  • Enjoy!