Beef tagine

Recipe from: 30 September 2010
spices

Ingredients 17
Servings 6
Time 12 hours

Ingredients

  • 600
    g
    stewing beef
  • Olive oil
  • 1
    onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 400g
    can
    chickpeas, drained
  • 1 400g
    can
    chopped tomatoes
  • 400
    ml
    vegetable stock
  • 3
    medium potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 100
    g
    prunes, stoned and roughly torn
  • 2
    Tbs
    flaked almonds, toasted
  • Rub:
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    Tbs
    ras el hanout spice mix or Moroccan rub
  • 1
    Tbs
    ground cumin
  • 1
    Tbs
    ground cinnamon
  • 1
    Tbs
    ground ginger
  • 1
    Tbs
    sweet paprika
 

Method

3 hours 30 mins
 
Mix all the spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
Put the beef into a large bowl, massage it with the spice rub, then cover with clingfilm and put into the fridge for a couple of hours – ideally overnight.
Heat a generous lug of olive oil in a tagine or casserole pot and fry the meat over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add your chopped onion and coriander stalks and fry for another 5 minutes.
Tip in the chickpeas and tomatoes, then pour in 200ml of stock and stir.
Bring to the boil, then put the lid on the pan or cover with foil and reduce to a simmer for 1½hours.
Add the potatoes, the prunes and the rest of the stock.
Give everything a gentle stir, then pop the lid back on the pan and continue cooking for another 1½hours. Keep an eye on it and add a splash of water if it looks too dry.
Once the time is up, take the lid off and check the consistency. If it seems a bit too runny, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes more with the lid off.
The beef should be really tender and flaking apart now, so have a taste and season with a pinch or two of salt.
Scatter the coriander leaves over the tagine along with the toasted almonds, and serve with couscous or bread.

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