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A cheat’s tagine made from classic Moroccan spices and lamb mince. Using mince is a great affordable way to increase variety in your diet by using different meats. 

Saucy Moroccan Lamb

This recipe is a great one to freeze for nights when you don’t feel like cooking. 
2.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Meal Type Dinner
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4 People
Dietary Dairy free
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp paprika, sweet
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tinned tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 cup parsley, freshly chopped
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Heat a large heavy-based pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add in the onion, garlic and carrot, and saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent. 
  • Add in the tomato paste and cook for about two minutes until it starts to appear separated. 
  • Add in the lamb and break up with a wooden spoon. Allow it to cook for about 5 minutes, and avoid stirring too much. You want it to build up some colour. 
  • Add in the ginger, cumin, allspice, turmeric, sweet paprika and cinnamon and stir for two minutes to coat the lamb, allowing the spices to toast.  
  • Pour in the tinned tomatoes and stock and turn the heat to high to bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium and leave to simmer for 20 minutes partially covered. 
  • Add in the spinach and allow it to wilt. Stir in the olives. 
  • Serve with almonds and chopped parsley.   
Tip: If you have extra time, leave this recipe simmering for even longer as it will help soften the meat. Or if you are time-poor, it tastes just as delicious as is.
Tip: Serve with your favourite low carb bread to soak up the extras! 
Nutrition (per serve)
Net Carbs: 11.14gProtein: 27.36gFat: 28.56gFiber: 2.91g
Keyword Flavourful, Lamb, Spicy, Spinach, Tomato

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