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Author: Lisa Lin

Moroccan Beef Chili

Serves 8.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins


  • 1 1/2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 TBS minced fresh ginger, about a 1" piece
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 lb/450g lean ground beef
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can (800g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large pepper, diced
  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken stock
  • 5 TBS mild harissa, or 3 to 4 TBS spicy harissa
  • 1 TBS cumin
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 15-ounce can (425g) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups chopped collard greens, about 4 leaves
  • salt to taste, I used 1 TBS kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (10g) cilantro, chopped (optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the onions, ginger, and garlic.
  • Stir everything for about a minute or two, and add the beef. Let it cook until it is no longer bright pink. Add the carrots, tomatoes (including the juice), and pepper, and let it cook for a few minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, and add the harissa, cumin, cinnamon, and paprika.
  • Once the liquids start to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the garbanzo beans, collard greens, and salt. Let everything simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes. The chili should look thicker than what you started out with.
  • Turn off the heat and mix in most of the cilantro, saving some for garnish. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. The flavors develop more if you let the chili sit for a bit!
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