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Moroccan Lamb Stew

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Moroccan Lamb Stew is hearty, flavorful and warm.  It is perfect nestled on a bed of couscous and is sure to leave you full and satisfied.

plate of couscous with lamb stew piled on top

     This stew is so full of flavor! The lamb is the perfect foil for all of the Moroccan spice. This is a perfect warm you up kind of meal that we enjoy all fall and winter long. I love how hearty it is and that it is relatively simple to make despite the big flavors!

   I had to buy a whole leg of lamb when I made Maw-maw’s lamb curry, but we didn’t need to use the whole thing for just the three of us.  So, I thought this would be a super tasty way to use the rest. It is warm and hearty but is really easy to throw together.

   It cooks for a while to ensure tender meat, but is hands off for most of the time.  Everyone who ate it went back for seconds.  It also stretches the lamb, so it is an affordable way to feed lamb to a crowd.

pot with stew made from lamb, tomatoes, kale, chickpeas etc.

    It is always fun to experiment with different flavors.  I thought this mix of spices really worked well with the lamb.

    I added a some more garlic to the couscous as it was cooking and it was so good with a little of the tomato sauce from the lamb.

serving spoon in bowl of lamb stew and couscous.

      Lamb isn’t something we eat very much.  In fact, it is hard to get in our neck of the woods most of the time.

   But we really enjoy it when we do get our hands on some.  I am definitely going to have to get some more and do some other stew variations soon and possibly a roast leg of lamb too.

chunks of lamb and vegetables in savory Moroccan stew ready to eat.

      Do you make lamb often?  What are your favorite ways to fix lamb?

     If this doesn’t warm you up on a cold and snowy day, I don’t know what will!

If you are looking for a fun way to use the rest of the box of couscous, try making a bright and fresh pomegranate couscous salad. It is perfect from everything from a summer picnic to a holiday spread.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Moroccan Lamb Stew

serving spoon in bowl of lamb stew and couscous.

This stew is so full of flavor! The lamb is the perfect foil for all of the Moroccan spice. This is a perfect warm you up kind of meal that we enjoy all fall and winter long. I love how hearty it is and that it is relatively simple to make despite the big flavors!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lamb (stew meat would work great, but I used leg cut into chunks)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 28 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2-3 cups spinach or kale, chopped
  • Couscous for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat a thick bottomed large pan on the stove (I of course used my trusty cast iron dutch oven… I love that thing!). Brown lamb on all sides.
  2. Add spices and onions and cook until fragrant and onions are starting to soften. Pour in tomatoes and scrape all the good stuff off the bottom of the pan
  3. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer. Cook with no lid until reduced by 1/3. Then cover and continue to cook for at least 45 minutes.
  4. Add beans and greens. Cook for about 10 minutes or until beans are warmed through and greens are wilted.
  5. Serve over couscous.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 465mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 10gSugar: 9gProtein: 29g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This stew is so full of flavor! The lamb is the perfect foil for all of the Moroccan spice. This is a perfect warm you up kind of meal that we enjoy all fall and winter long. I love how hearty it is and that it is relatively simple to make despite the big flavors!

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Debbie

Friday 10th of November 2017

Hi Carlee, this sounds like a good slow cooker meal. My favourite kind of cooking! The spice mix sounds good, although I'm going to try it with beef as lamb is so expensive at the moment.

xx

Carlee

Saturday 18th of November 2017

I think that's a great idea! I should try it that way next time too, beef is a lot easier to get my hands on!

Unknown

Friday 3rd of November 2017

Oh yum, this looks amazing! Pinned it--thanks for linking up!

Carlee

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Thank you so much!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Monday 30th of October 2017

This looks amazingly yummy - so perfect for the cold weather.

Carlee

Sunday 5th of November 2017

It is definitely hearty and warming, perfect for the fall and winter! Thanks, Amy!

Debbie

Monday 30th of October 2017

Hi Carlee, this would cook nicely in the slow cooker. Any lamb apart from cutlets is hard to find here (unless it's Easter!). The ingredients are ones I have, so I am going to try this recipe with beef very soon.

xx

Carlee

Sunday 5th of November 2017

I think you're right, it would be perfect in a slow cooker! Beef would be a great substitution. I hope you enjoy it!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 29th of October 2017

I think I would really enjoy this. I am going to a different/bigger grocery store today or tomorrow, I have to check and see if they have lamb.

Carlee

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Fingers crossed for you!

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