Atlas Mountain Soup

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I just had to share this with you all! This soup, which is more like a stew, is sustaining enough to make a complete meal if accompanied by some good, crusty bread. The meat, combined with spices and with a tang of lemon and apricots, has the flavor of North Africa.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup chopped dried apricots

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • 4 stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 pound tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Soak the apricots in water for 2 hours or more until soft; drain.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, cinnamon, cumin, and paprika; cook and stir for 1 minute. Raise the heat to medium-high, crumble in the ground lamb, stirring and breaking it up with a wooden spoon for a few minutes until browned. Stir in the drained apricots, celery, green pepper, and tomato.

  3. Using a vegetable peeler, shave 5 - 6 strips of rind off the lemon and add to the soup with the juice of the lemon. Stir in the water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer gently for half an hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
23g Fat
31g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 71mg 356%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1090mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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