Beef, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Casserole


The word casserole never sits well with me for some reason, don’t know why, but I really like this casserole.  You do need to cook it for an hour but once it’s in the oven you don’t have to touch it so it is still great as a nourishing midweek winter meal or make it when you have time and reheat it.

This recipe is for 4 without any accompaniment or you could spread it further by serving it with cous cous, rice or mashed potato.

Beef, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Casserole

10 minutes

1 hour

1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g chuck or casserole steak cut into cubes and trimmed of fat
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 400 g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp beef or vegetable stock concentrate and fill the empty tomato can with water or 1 /1/2 C liquid stock
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice only
  • 400 g chickpeas, rinsed and drained


  1. Preheat oven to 160 C.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a heat proof casserole dish and brown the beef, stirring so it doesn't stick (about 4 minutes). Transfer to a plate
  3. Heat the other Tbsp of oil in the casserole dish, add the onion and garlic until soft and then stir through the spices (about 1 minute)
  4. Put the beef back in the pan and add tomatoes, stock, sweet potato, lemon juice & zest. Bring to the boil.
  5. Remove from the heat, cover with lid and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from the oven and stir through chickpeas.
  7. Serve in big bowls
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7 comments on “Beef, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Casserole

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    May 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Yum! This contains so many of my favourite things. I might give this a go in the slow cooker!

    • Vicki
      May 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Yes it would be great for the slow cooker. I think I didn’t have one when I first made it but I really should try it in that too. x

  2. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    May 23, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Love those meals that you can just leave to their own devices. Seriously, who has time to babysit their food anyway?! 😛 I think this one would definitely go well in the slow cooker too! Perfect for these chillier evenings that are finally making an appearance here in Brissie!

  3. jayne
    May 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    This looks super tasty Vicki! I have never been a big fan of the old casserole either but this one sounds like it has all the good stuff in it!

    • Vicki
      May 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      All the good stuff and next time I’ll try it in the slow cooker like others suggested and then it makes it even easier!

  4. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    May 25, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    So many delicious ingredients that my whole family enjoy. Definitely adding it to my meal planner.

    • Vicki
      May 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Oh good, I hope everyone likes it

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