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Lamb Tagine

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"When I made this dish I left the kitchen window open. The smell attracted several male neighbors, and when my husband came in, he said that it smelled so good, he hoped it was coming from our house and not from someone else's! Serve with my Moroccan Couscous and Cucumber Raita on this site."
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10 h 45 m servings 423
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place diced lamb in a bowl, toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and set aside. In a large resealable bag, toss together the paprika, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, salt, ginger, saffron, garlic powder, and coriander; mix well. Add the lamb to the bag, and toss around to coat well. Refrigerate at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add 1/3 of the lamb, and brown well. Remove to a plate, and repeat with remaining lamb. Add onions and carrots to the pot and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the fresh garlic and ginger; continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes. Return the lamb to the pot and stir in the lemon zest, chicken broth, tomato paste, and honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender.
  3. If the consistency of the tagine is too thin, you may thicken it with a mixture of cornstarch and water during the last 5 minutes.


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  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 423 calories; 20.5 23.6 35.8 109 1129 Full nutrition

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Great recipe. I made it "as is" initially but found it was missing that certain-North-African something. Here are my modifications based on the fact I grew up eating and making this dish: - Ad...

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it's basically really expensive beaf stew.WAY greasy and time/money consuming.

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Great recipe. I made it "as is" initially but found it was missing that certain-North-African something. Here are my modifications based on the fact I grew up eating and making this dish: - Ad...

Delicious!! I prepped everything and let it simmer all afternoon in a slow cooker. The meat was so tender and flavorful!

Excellent. I just wish I had more time to marinate the lamb - only had a couple hours. But I browned the lamb and then threw everything in the crock pot and it was great. If you happen to be abl...

Oh YEAH!! Need to up the 'stars' to 10 out of 5 for this! What a fantastic recipe!! This was the first time I had cooked Moroccan for my family but this was the BEST! I bought a jar of Moroccan ...

Fantastic!! As soon as I mixed all the spices together, I knew this dish would be amazing. I used chicken, as I could not find lamb, and it worked out really well. I also added some cubed yams s...

Very good! I didn't include turmeric and substituted garam masala for many of the individual ingredients (cardamom, coriander, cinnamon etc which I did not have on hand). It still came out wel...

I am blessed with having experienced North African cooking at it's best -- in the everyday households around Morocco. This recipe produced the best tagine I've had outside of Morocco and definit...

I know it looks like lamb in the pic, but it's actually chicken. The ingredient list was a bit intimidating, but it really wasn't too difficult to make. Next time, I'll serve this with brown r...

Amazing Recipe! What flavor - and the aroma... the spices are a great blend. I'm going to make the spices up in larger quantity to use more frequently. I added a handful of dried apricots & pr...