Moroccan Braised Beef Recipe
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Moroccan Braised Beef Recipe

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Curry powder is a blend of up to 20 spices, herbs and seeds. Add a pinch of curry to your favorite soups, stews, salads and even rice to add an exotic flavor. In this Moroccan stew, begin by adding 2 teaspoons curry, then adjust to your taste.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups golden raisins
  • Hot cooked couscous, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups beef mixture (calculated without couscous) equals 533 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 620 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 34 g protein.


  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add beef and toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the broth, onions, tomatoes, wine and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the meat is tender.
  2. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in the raisins. Serve with couscous if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled beef mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary. Serve as directed.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Moroccan Braised Beef in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p51

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"This was an instant family favorite. We enjoy exotic flavors and this fragrant dish was perfect! I serve on top of couscous cooked in chicken broth and sprinkled with chopped cilantro. Fantastic!"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"This is one of our family favorites. We make it at least once a month. For those unsure about which wine to use: we use the Charles Shaw (inexpensive Trader Joes brand) Cabernet Sauvignon. Since we aren't wine drinkers, we asked Trader Joes for advice, and that was the wine they recommended for the recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"This is one of the best recipes I have made in a long time. Quick to fix, even though you have to brown the meat first. I made it with pork shoulder the other night--even yummier than the beef version!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"I mixed eggplant into it, and it was very good."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Made this last night for the in-laws and they loved it. I did add garbanzo beans and for added texture added 1 lb. of ground beef. I served this with basmati rice. Next time using same meat ingredients I'm going to add more seasoning quantities as I felt with the extra meat the seasonings didn't come through as strong."

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