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Spicy North African turkey stew recipe

Spicy North African turkey stew recipe

25 ratings

Transform your Christmas leftovers into a North African-inspired turkey stew, filled with spicy chorizo, chickpeas and olives. This easy one-pot casserole is the perfect hearty meal for cold winter nights – just add everything to the pot and simmer away until rich and fragrant. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 576 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp ras el hanout
  • 1 orange, zested
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies
  • 125g Tesco Finest Spanish chorizo, sliced
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 700ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 50g green pitted olives
  • 200g spinach
  • 600g leftover roast turkey, shredded
  • handful fresh coriander, finely chopped for garnish (optional)
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    27g 39%
  • Saturates

    8g 42%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    4.9g 82%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 21.6g Protein 62.5g Fibre 7.6g


  1. Heat the oil in a large lidded, heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-10 mins until softened. Add the garlic, ras el hanout, orange zest and crushed chillies and cook for 2 mins until fragrant. Season.
  2. Add the chorizo, tomatoes, chickpeas, stock and olives. Bring to the boil, then cover with the lid and simmer for 35-40 mins. Top up with a little hot water if it begins to thicken too much.
  3. Stir through the spinach and leftover turkey and simmer for 5 mins until the spinach has wilted and the turkey is heated through. Finish with chopped coriander. Serve with rice or crusty bread, if you like.

Tip: This stew is also perfect for leftover roast veg such as carrots, sprouts and butternut squash. Roughly chop and stir through with the spinach and turkey to heat through.

You could also use this stew to make a spicy turkey pie. Spoon the mixture into an ovenproof dish and top with ready rolled puff pastry. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven at gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C for 30 mins until golden and puffed. 

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