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Zoës at Home with Chef Antonio: Lamb Kafta & Braised White Bean Stew

This delicious, hearty Mediterranean stew blends flavors beautifully as it simmers and fills your kitchen with a yummy aroma.  It is perfect for any fall or winter dinner rotation.  If by chance there are any leftovers, it makes for a perfect lunch the next day.  By utilizing Fresh Takes Tubs and other grab-and-go ingredients from your local Zoës Kitchen, you’re set up for a dinner win that everyone will enjoy.  Don’t forget to pair this stew with a light to medium glass of red wine, such as a Merlot or Pinot Noir. Bon appetit!

Servings: 4

Total time: 45 minutes

Lamb Kafta and Braised White Beans Stew

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 quart of Zoës Kitchen braised white beans
  • 16 Zoës Kitchen lamb kafta meatballs
  • 1 cup of fresh diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 TBSP of chopped garlic
  • ½ cup fresh diced red onion
  • 1 TBSP of extra-virgin olive oil


  • Heat up skillet
  • Add extra virgin-olive oil into skillet, then add chopped garlic
  • Sautee garlic till golden brown, then add onions
  • Once onions are slightly translucent, add in beans, cilantro and tomatoes
  • Once beans are slightly bubbling, add in Zoës Kitchen lamb kafta meatballs
  • Cook until meatballs are warm inside

Spicy Harissa Toasted Pita

Ingredients needed:

  • ½ pint of Zoës Kitchen harissa sauce
  • 1 TBSP of parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBSP of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp of chopped parsley
  • 4 slices of pita bread


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Take pita bread and spread Zoës Kitchen harissa sauce evenly across
  • Sprinkle cheese of choice or both on top of bread
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley on top
  • Place harissa pita on parchment paper in oven and bake for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown on edges

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