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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  • 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

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Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty! The flavor was nicely complex. Adding 10 different spices to a dish gets you to that point. I was generous with the carrot and celery (doubled the amt). The final product was a bit thicker than I expected, but not TOO thick. Still, maybe another 8 oz of beef broth would have been just fine. It was good for dinner, served with some corn muffins. I'll certainly add this to my 'cook again' list. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious!!! A hint of sweetness and such depth of flavor. I served it over roasted broccoli, which soaked up the juices. Highly recommend this. Also very easy to prepare. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made it twice now. Delicious mix of flavors! I did have to add water & cook longer to get the lentils tender, otherwise prepared as directed. So good I added it to my meal rotation. Read More