Sunday, 20 May 2012

Slow cooker Lamb Tagine

I discovered Ras el hanout spice mix very late in life, I avoided the recipes as they all seemed to have fruits in and I am not a lover of sweet taste in my main meals.

But the flavour description appealed, so  after researching the spices used, I decided to make some meals and just ditch the apricots and almonds.
Ras el hanout is a blend including, turmeric, cumin, chilli and many more often secret spice, it translates 'head of the shop', meaning the best spices a seller may have to offer in the spice market.

The original Moroccan dishes are slow cooked in a tagine. Using a slow cooker works very well especially on cheaper cuts of lamb and of course this meal can be cooked in the oven.

500g cubed lamb or mutton
1 tablespoon of olive oil.
1 tin chopped tomatoes

2-3 large vine tomatoes
1 tin of chickpeas
2 large chopped onions
1 red pepper chopped

1 yellow pepper chopped
4 cloves garlic

1 square inch freshly grated ginger
2 heaped teaspoons of Ras el hanout spice mix

1 tsp turmeric
A pinch of chilli, (I added two as we like spicy)
Fresh stock about 250mls or a chicken stock cube in 250mls boiling water.
Fresh chopped coriander to garnish

Brown the lamb  to seal it then  put on a plate to rest.

Fry the onions for a couple of minutes adding the ginger and garlic to gently cook for about 2 minutes. Add to the slow cooker
 and then added all the other ingredients and gave it a thorough stir, finally adding the lamb.

Cook on low for approx 6-8 hours.
This recipe is being added to Mediocre Mum's Slow Cooker Sunday click the square below and look at at other fab dishes.


  1. Looks very tasty, have printed it out to try later in the week. Thank you for another great recipe

  2. This sounds yummy, might try it out this week!

  3. Ras el hanout spice mix sounds interesting, I've never heard of it. Where do you get it?

  4. i get mine from a company called Seasoned Pioneers online, but have seen the brand in Sainsburys, they have their own version too, it sells in Tesco and Asda

  5. Yes I too like the sound of ras el hanout. I think I'll hunt some down, as it must make a wonderful addition to a meal. Thanks!