Lamb Tagine

Lamb Tagine

This recipe takes time to slow cook, but the hands on time is really short, so it doesn’t feel like much effort. It will be even more tender if you can leave it for another 30 mins to 1 hour but it’s softened enough after 2 hours. It would be well-suited to cooking in a slow cooker, just reduce the liquid accordingly or it will be quite wet.

Don’t be put off by the list of spices, these are store cupboard staples so once you have them you will find you use them in all sorts of things. If you don’t have preserved lemons, a squeeze of lemon juice will do.

We served this with a small portion of couscous (an extra 90 cals), but you can serve with extra green on the side to keep the carbs down.

Lamb Tagine

Lamb Tagine

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Delicious soft lamb with Moroccan flavours.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 4
Calories 315 kcal




  • Preheat oven to 160°c fan.
  • Brown the lamb in a casserole over a medium heat. You shouldn't need any oil as the meat should release its own fat. You can prepare your other veg while you keep an eye on the lamb, or if you prefer, you can have everything ready in advance.
  • Once the meat is browned, add the vegetables and apricots and mix into the lamb juices.
  • Add the spices and the stock and stir well. Cover with the casserole lid and transfer to the oven. Let it gently cook for about 2 hours. You can give it a stir after an hour, adding more hot water if you think it needs it.
  • In the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time, prepare your side vegetables or the couscous so that it is ready to serve once the tagine is done.


Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 15gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 554mgPotassium: 755mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 10133IUCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Lamb, Tagine
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