Libyan Mbakbaka

Experience Libya's authentic flavors with this hearty lamb and chickpea pasta! Traditional spices and ingredients make this dish a culinary adventure!

avatar Pastapedia

Recipe by: Pastapedia

  • 4 Persons
  • 1:30 Hours
  • Medium Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    Heat oil in a large pot over high heat. Sear the meat until browned all over, then add onion and chili. Cook until softened. 

  • 2

    Add tomato past and stir for 1 minute. Then, add tomato juice, spices, and 4 cups of boiling water. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour, or until the meat is cooked through and fork tender. 

  • 3

    Bring to a boil, then add pasta. Reduce heat and leave to cook for 6 minutes, sitrring occassionally. Add chickpeas, cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.