Fragrant Moroccan Beef, Date, Honey and Prune Tagine - Crock Pot

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 53mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Par-boil the carrots in boiling water for about 3 -5 minutes.
  • Preheat the electric Tagine or crock pot to High.
  • Heat up half of the olive oil in a large frying pan and quickly brown the onion quarters over a fairly high heat until charred & coloured well. Tip them into the crock pot.
  • Add the chopped garlic & par-boiled carrots to the onions in the crock pot.
  • Make up 1/2 pint of stock with a beef stock cube. Add the honey to the the stock & ALL the dried spices. Tip the honey & spiced stock into the crock pot & mix well. Add the cinnamon stick.
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, dates & prunes to the crock pot - mix well.
  • Heat up the remaining olive oil and brown the beef cubes in small batches to sear & seal them. As you finish browning them, add the beef to the crock pot.
  • When you have finished browning all the beef, give the whole mixture a good stir & season with salt & pepper.
  • Cook on high for between 6 & 10 hours depending on your crock pot's wattage & settings.
  • Serve the beef tagine with fluffy couscous and garnish with the chopped fresh coriander & toasted flaked almonds. It also works well with rice too.
  • P.S. Watch out for the cinnamon stick! We sometimes award the lucky winner of the cinnamon stick with an extra glass of wine!
  • P.P.S. You can use dates & prunes which have not been pitted, they do tend to hold their shape better too, just warn your guests that they must look out for the stones!
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