Crock-Pot Moroccan Tajine Beef Stew with Prunes

Ever since I visited Marrakech last October I was dying to make a tajine dish myself. During that short holiday I picked up some mixed spices from a local market in Marrakech and the smell still reminds me of the time I had there.


I browsed the web for a suitable recipe and added a new pinterest board to accommodate all the yummy slow cooker recipes that I found :-). I adjusted this  recipe it a bit to my tastings and to make it suitable for my Crock Pot.

This will serve 6, or feed you for a couple of days :-)


  • 750 gr beef for stew (next time I will opt for a more fatty piece to make it even more delicious), cut into 3/4 cm cubes
  • 2 table spoons moroccan spice mix (Ras El Hanout)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 sweet potatoes (the orange ones), peeled, cut into 1,5 cm pieces
  • 1 can peeled, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dried prunes
  • 1 union, peeled, chopped

What to do:

  1. Mix the beef with the spices and let marinade over night (I placed it conveniently in a zip-lock baggie)
  2. Place beef, sweet potatoes, unions and prunes in the crock pot
  3. Pour tomatoes on top
  4. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours or on HIGH 4 to 6 hours or until beef and potatoes are fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)
  5. Season with salt, as desired.

I served it with a spiced up version of Classic Paleo Cauliflower “Rice”.

Definitely will be trying even more moroccan style tajine dishes in my crock pot, this one was delicious!

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