Moroccan Apple Beef Stew Recipe
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Moroccan Apple Beef Stew Recipe

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I love the mix of sweet and savory flavors in this stew. It's the perfect blend of adventurous and comforting, and makes a fun dish to share with guests. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 medium Fuji or Gala apples, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • Hot cooked rice or couscous, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice) equals 339 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 905 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. Mix salt, cinnamon, pepper and allspice; sprinkle over beef and toss to coat. In a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat.
  2. Brown beef in batches, adding additional oil as necessary. Remove beef with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add onion to same pan; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato sauce, broth, dried plums and honey. Return beef to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Add apples; cook, covered, 30-45 minutes longer or until beef and apples are tender. Skim fat. If desired, serve stew with rice. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.
Originally published as Moroccan Apple Beef Stew in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice) equals 339 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 905 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

This was really good. It smelled amazing while it was cooking. Both my kids (even the picky one) asked for seconds! The prunes (dried plums) completely disintegrated into the sauce, so there were no issues with "What is this black thing?"

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

This was quite tasty. However, I picked up dried figs instead of plum. They worked fine. The spices smelled so good when the beef was cooking.

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