Chickpea Chilli with Couscous

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

I’ve been trying to swap the white rice recently so I’ve been using a whole lot of different grains, couscous, seeds and whatnot.
I do like white rice, but when possible and tasty I like to use something else (healthier).
So this is what happened the other day – comforting and heart-warming chilli with beans, chickpeas and mix of pork and beef mince(oh, and lots of spices), served on a bed of couscous generously sprinkled with fresh parsley.
All you need is a big spoon to dig in.

Here’s what you need.
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  • 1 cup red beans, cooked
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked
  • 300g/10 oz beef and pork mince (mixed)
  • 300g/10z tinned tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1tbsp cumin
  • 1tbsp paprika
  • 1tbsp dry thyme
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • salt
  • 2tbsp oil 
  • 300g/10oz couscous, cooked
  • a bunch of fresh parsley, chopped 
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  1. In a heated pan, sweat the onions in the oil for about 5 minutes and add the mince meat.
  2. Season with all the spices, mix well and leave for about 15 minutes. 
  3. Add the chickpeas, beans and tomatoes and leave for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the hob and serve on a bed of couscous and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Tip: Don’t worry if you can’t handle the chilli, just omit it.

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