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Moroccan Lamb Stew Recipe

Easy Moroccan Lamb Stew Recipe


  • Author: The Mediterranean Dish
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Moroccan-spiced lamb, cooked to tender perfection with carrots, chickpeas and dried apricots. Braising and slow cooker instructions included.


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Ingredients

  • Private Reserve Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, cubed
  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes (or any small potatoes), peeled, cubed
  • 2.5 lb boneless leg of American lamb, fat trimmed, cut into cubes (Or American lamb shoulder, bones removed, fat-trimmed)
  • 3 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ras el hanout (Moroccan spice blend)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 6 plum tomatoes from a can, cut in halves
  • 2 ½ cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas

Instructions

  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy oven-safe pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat until shimmering but not smoking.
  2. In the heated oil, saute the onions, carrots, and potatoes for 4 minutes or so. Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pot and set aside briefly.
  3. In the same pot, add more oil if needed, and deeply brown the lamb on all sides. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn heat to medium-high and return the sauteed vegetables to the pot. Add the dried apricots, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and spices and stir to coat.
  5. Add the plum tomatoes and broth and bring everything to a boil for 5 minutes or so.
  6. Cover the pot and place in the 350 degrees F heated-oven for 1 ½ hours (check partway through to add water or broth if needed). Now stir in the chickpeas, cover and return to the oven for another 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve hot with your choice of Lebanese rice, couscous, pita bread or your favorite rustic bread.
  8. A simple Mediterranean salad like Fattoush makes a great starter for this hearty meal. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Slow-Cooker Instructions: If you prefer, after step #5 is completed, transfer the lamb stew to a large slow cooker insert. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Recommended for this Recipe: all-natural Ras El Hanout spice blend and ground allspice. SAVE! Create your own 6-pack from our all-natural and organic spice collections.
  • Have you tried our Greek olive oils yet? Exquisite olive oils from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives, straight from family owned groves in Greece! I used Private Reserve EVOO in this recipe. See our EVOO  Bundle here.
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stewed
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Keywords: lamb stew, Moroccan Lamb Stew