Pork and Chickpea Stew with Orange and Cumin Recipe

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June Published: April 13, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Pork and Chickpea Stew with Orange and Cumin

Zesty bites of orange and hearty seasonings of cumin elevates the richness and flavor of this tender pork and chickpea stew!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 3lbspork shoulder,boneless, trimmed
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1medium onion
  • 3large garlic cloves
  • ½cuporange juice,fresh
  • 4cupswater,(1 quart)
  • 1bay leaf
  • tspcumin seeds
  • 1cupchickpeas,canned
  • tsporange zest,finely grated
  • 2tbspparsley,chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large enameled cast-iron casserole.

  2. Working in 3 batches, add the pork, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat for about 9 minutes, until browned all over. Transfer the pork to a bowl.

  3. Add the onion and ⅔ of the minced garlic to the casserole and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add the orange juice and simmer until reduced by half.

  4. Add the water and bay leaf and bring to a simmer. Return the pork to the casserole along with any accumulated juices and bring to a simmer.

  5. In a mortar, grind the toasted cumin seeds to a powder and stir into the stew.

  6. Simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes, until the pork is tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pork to a bowl.

  7. Add the chickpeas to the stew and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes. Return the pork to the stew.

  8. Stir in the zest, the remaining minced garlic and the parsley and simmer for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 728.11kcal
  • Fat: 47.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.08g
  • Fiber: 5.00g
  • Sugar: 6.14g
  • Protein: 46.58g
  • Cholesterol: 161.03mg
  • Sodium: 1088.14mg
  • Calcium: 83.87mg
  • Potassium: 1039.21mg
  • Iron: 4.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 14.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.84mg
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