Moroccan ‘left over roast meat’ stew with vegetable couscous

I bought a particularly large joint for the Sunday roast this week which meant I had lots left over- so rather than giving the dog a feast I found a way to reuse the meat in this casserole-

To make this one dairy free simply substitute the butter for another tablespoon of oil.

To make it gluten free substitute the couscous for cooked rice.


Left over roast meat (I’m using pork but lamb or chicken works even better!)

2 onions

2 cloves of garlic

Red pepper



Olive oil

Tin of chickpeas

Tin of tomatoes

1tsp ground turmeric

1/2tsp ground ginger

1tsp ground cinnamon


450ml stock

Fresh parsley

2tsp dried mint

1tsp paprika

1/4tsp cayenne pepper


Red onion


Dice the onions and finely chop the garlic

In a casserole dish heat a tablespoon of olive oil and a nob of butter on a medium heat

Add the onions and garlic and cook on a low-medium heat for 6mins

Meanwhile slice the red pepper and half a courgette. I’ve cut them this way specifically to make it easier for baby to pick up!

Add to the onions and cook for another 2mins

Drain the chickpeas and add to the pot

Throw in the tomatoes

Then add the turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and some pepper

Plus the juice of one lemon

Finally add the stock

Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 15mins

Now throw in the mint, paprika and cayenne pepper

Along with a handful of chopped parsley and continue to simmer for another 5mins

Chop your left over meat into chunks

Add to the pot and simmer for final 5mins

To make your couscous- dice a red onion and half a courgette and chop a few mushrooms

Heat a little oil in a frying pan

Fry the onion and courgette for 5mins

Add the mushrooms and cook until they’re soft

Add a little parsley (fresh or dried)

In a bowl put your dried couscous. I used 200g of couscous then pour over 250ml of vegetable stock

A tablespoon of lemon juice

Then the cooked veg- mix everything together


Baby loved the peppers and meat (which was particularly tender having been cooked twice!)

Toddler grew to like it! She wasn’t sure the first time I dished it up but the second time it was a hit!

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