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Kıymalı Bezelye (Mince & Pea Stew)

One of our super simple, full of flavour, family favourites for dinner today for our “first day back at school” dinner; Kıymali Bezelye (Mince & Pea Casserole).

Swapped my usual beef mince for lamb mince tonight as that’s what I had at home (and I usually make the traditional lamb version with cubes of lamb shoulder anyway). I do love the beef mince version though, but feel free to make it with chicken or turkey mince too (just bear in mind that chicken and turkey mince are much leaner so might not carry the flavours as well as beef or lamb). Such a family pleaser, the kids love it, it’s super simple, and freezes brilliantly. 


3 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, roughly chopped
4 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
4 medium white potatoes, peeled and chopped into large chunks / quarters
500g beef / lamb mince
4 garlic cloves, crushed or very finely chopped
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt flakes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1 bay leaf
700g frozen peas
1 x 400g can chop…

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