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A flavorful beef and lentil stew inspired by the tastes of Morocco. Great served over rice.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 20 mins
1 hr 35 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Add carrots, celery, and onion; cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add beef. Sprinkle salt, turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, coriander, and allspice over beef and vegetables. Stir to mix. Continue to cook mixture until beef is browned, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir in tomato paste until well combined and cook for 1 minute. Add in beef broth, molasses, and bay leaves. Bring stew to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender, about 50 minutes.

  • Mix in lentils and dried apricots. Bring stew back to a simmer. Cover and continue to cook on low, stirring occasionally, until lentils soften, about 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, and mix in fresh lemon juice to taste just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 28.6g; carbohydrates 36.9g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 52.5mg; sodium 570.5mg. Full Nutrition