Lamb Tagine With Tomatoes and Caramelized Sweet Onions
- Combine 3 cups chopped onions, lamb and 2 cups water in a heavy large pot. Add cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon, salt, pepper, ginger and saffron. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Partially cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer gently 1 1/2 hours. Add tomatoes and 2 tablespoons parsley. Continue to simmer, partially covered, until lamb is tender and juices thicken, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove cinnamon sticks.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add remaining 6 cups chopped onion. Saute until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; saute until onions are deep brown, stirring often, about 45 minutes.
- Transfer lamb stew to a large shallow bowl. Scatter caramelized onions and remaining 2 tablespoons parsley over.