Moroccan Lamb Stew


Today’s recipe is my interpretation of North African flavors, and what I imagine a Moroccan lamb stew would/could taste like…

Some of you might have seen the recipe already(?), as I wrote it for the PaleoHacks blog a while back and it was published there earlier this week.
(If not you can check it out here, it’s the same recipe but a totally different post.)

Anyhow, this recipe is another slow-cooked stew that is just perfect for the season…easy to make, got a warming and comforting spiciness to it, and flavors that’ll take you on a trip to Northern Africa.
Serve it over my Cauliflower Tabbouleh for a complete meal and experience.


Moroccan Lamb Stew

Prep time15 minutes
Cook time7 hours
Total time7 hours, 15 minutes
Compliance Paleo, Primal, Whole30
Meal type Main Dish
Main ingredient Lamb
Miscellaneous slow cooker
A hearty stew with North African influenses!

What you need:

  • 2lb (900 g) lamb cut(s) of choice (diced)
  • 4 tablespoons ras el hanout spice blend
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) apricots (diced)
  • One 14oz (400 g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter or ghee

What to do:

1Put the Ras El Hanout spice blend in a hot, dry, frying pan and roast it for a little while.
2Add the lamb and stir/toss so that all pieces are coated evenly in the spices.
3Add the clarified butter/ghee and quickly sear the meat.
4Put the meat and the rest of the ingredients in a slow-cooker, set it on low for 7-8 hours, then you’re done!


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  2. Looks awesome! And love the idea of cauliflower tabbouleh….on my way to look at that post write now :)

  3. What size can / measurement of crushed tomatoes did you use. I have a feeling UK cans of tomatoes are different in size to the ones in USA. Thanks

  4. Well I made this the other night as I said and it was deeeelish!!! I think I will use x2 tins of tomatoes when I make it again (very soon!) as the stew was a little on the thick side. Personal taste and all that. Thanks for the recipe it – I have shared it at work too!

    • Hi Jacky!

      What a fantastic read, thanks for sharing! :D
      This is exactly the intention I have with this blog, to share inspiration rather than exact recipes, and I love to read how you’ve identified a way to tweak it to match your preferences!
      To me a recipe that can be tweaked is a good and usable recipe, so this is the absolute best comment I could get :)

      Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me and everyone else who read here, it’s much appreciated! :)


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