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:
- Mix the beef with the spices and let marinade over night (I placed it conveniently in a zip-lock baggie)
- Place beef, sweet potatoes, unions and prunes in the crock pot
- Pour tomatoes on top
- 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.)
- 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!