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Saucy Moroccan Lamb

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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. 
3.24 from 21 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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