Beef Tagine With Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and fry the meat, together with the turmeric and seasoning, over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until the meat is evenly browned, stirring frequently.
  • cover the pan tightly and cook for 15 minutes over a gentle heat, without lifting the lid.
  • preheat the oven to 350.
  • add the onion, chili, paprika, cayenne and cumin to the pan with just enough water to cover the meat.
  • cover tightly and cook in the oven for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, till the meat is very tender, checking occasionally and adding extra water if necessary, to keep the stew moist.
  • meanwhile, peel the sweet potatoes and slice them straight into a bowl of salted water to avoid discoloring.
  • transfer to a pan, bring to a boil, simmer for 2-3 minutes, drain.
  • stir the chopped herbs into the meat, adding a little extra water if the stew appears dry.
  • arrange the potato slices over the meat and dot with butter.
  • cover and cook in the oven for a further 10 minutes, till the potatoes feel very tender.
  • increase the oven temp to 400.
  • remove the lid of the casserole and cook in the oven or under the broiler for 5-10 minutes till the potatoes are golden.
  • serve at once.