Moroccan Beef

Traditional and Tasty: Moroccan Beef Stew

Learn how to cook a traditional North African dish, Moroccan beef stew, with tips, ideas and a traditional recipe from Fine Dining Lovers.

25 March, 2021
Average: 4 (5 votes)

serves for

4

total time

2 HR 0 MIN

ingredients

Beef
1 kg
Onion
1
Carrots
3
Potatoes
3
Zucchini
3
Peas
100 g
Tomatoes
2 ripe
Butter
30 g
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Spices
Paprika
2 tsp
Cumin
1 tsp
Coriander
half tsp
Turmeric Powder
half tsp
Cinnamon powder
half tsp
Ginger
10 g
Saffron
125 g
Salt
Coriander
fresh to garnish

Moroccan beef stew is a typical dish from this magical land. Rich in North African spices and flavours, Moroccan beef stew should be prepared in a tajine, the classic Moroccan earthenware pot. Alternatively, you can use a normal pan you might have at home, but be careful to cook on a slow and gentle heat as the final stew should be tender and creamy.

Here is the recipe explained, step by step.

 

Step 01

step01

To make Moroccan beef stew, start with the vegetables. Peel and slice the carrots into rings. Slice the courgettes lengthwise and cut them into pieces that are not too small.

Step 02

Step 02

Wash the tomatoes, remove the seeds, and slice the tomatoes into small pieces.

Step 03

Step 03

Peel the potatoes and chop them roughtly. Peel and slice the onion.

Step 04

Step 04

With a sharp knife, remove the meat's connective tissue which will make it more tender during cooking. Then cut the flesh into cubes.

Step 05

Stop 05

In a pot, heat a drizzle of oil and butter, add the onions and brown. Next, add the meat and brown it well over the entire surface.

Step 06

Step 06

Add the vegetables and mix well. Then add all the spices, except the fresh coriander.

Step 07

Step 07

Add a couple of glasses of water, cover and cook over a low heat for about an hour and a half. When your Moroccan beef stew is ready, decorate with chopped fresh coriander and serve with Moroccan bread or toasted rustic bread.

Recipe Variations

If you like, you can serve the Moroccan beef stew with couscous on the side. If you don't like vegetables you can omit them from the recipe, the spices will still give a unique flavor to your stew. As an alternative to beef, you could also use veal.

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