Tangy Lamb Tagine
I love lamb stew, but wanted to try something a bit different, so I created this recipe that uses Moroccan spices. It's a wonderful way to use lamb, and it's easy to make in the slow cooker. The stew tastes even better served a day or two later, when the flavors have really had a chance to meld. —Bridget Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Cook: 8 hours
- 3 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 6 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup sweet vermouth
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- Sprinkle lamb with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in 2 tablespoons oil in batches. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker.
- In the Dutch oven, saute the carrots, onions, garlic and lemon zest in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add the lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon, cumin and paprika; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Add to slow cooker.
- Stir in the broth, vermouth, honey and dates. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until lamb is tender. Sprinkle with almonds.
Stovetop option: Combine browned lamb and carrot mixture in Dutch oven. Stir in the broth, vermouth, honey and dates; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for about 1 hour or until lamb is tender.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 440 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 38g protein.
Originally published as Lamb And Lemon Tangine in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes 2013
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