Beef and Prune Tagine

Recipe by Sackville
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • Put the butter and oil in a large saucepan.
  • When the butter is melted, put in the spices, coriander and onion.
  • Let fry for 30 seconds, then add the beef and stir well to coat.
  • Cover the meat with a cup of water and the saffron mixture.
  • The water should be just over halfway up the meat.
  • Bring to the boil and then lower to a gentle simmer.
  • Add half the prunes and cook for 1-1/2 hours until the meat becomes tender and juicy.
  • Keep the pot mostly covered during this time -- the only time I lift the cover is for a few seconds if the heat builds too much and it starts to boil. You need to keep this dish at a very low simmer.
  • Add remaining prunes along with the honey, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for another 30 minutes or until the meat is tender and the liquid has thickened and reduced.
  • Serve with the sesame seeds and almonds on top.