Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine – a delicious, hearty stew with Moroccan spices, perfect for a cozy meal on a cool day, plus your house will smell of the amazing warm scents of cinnamon and cumin as it simmers away in your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine

A tagine is a Moroccan dish slow-cooked with meat, fruit and vegetables and is named after the type of clay pot in which it is traditionally cooked. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite versions which combines cubes of beef, sweet potatoes and dried apricots and is made in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine


During my 20s, before I had kids, I did a lot of travelling, both for work and for fun. I’ve been all over the world, but one place I haven’t been is Morocco. Luckily for me, there used to be this amazing Moroccan restaurant, called Chez Es Saada, in New York City, which is where I lived for most of my 20s. My husband and I went there often.

Eating at Chez Es Saada was an experience, it was subterranean, colorfully decorated and they even had belly dancers, and definitely made me feel like I could be in Morocco. I had the most wonderful tagine there and this Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine captures the flavors that I remember.

Chez Es Saada also had this wonderful cocktail made with blood orange juice. We loved it so much that my husband recreated it for us at home, this is his recipe for Blood Orange Juice Cocktails, they are a wonderful accompaniment to this Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine.

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine

This Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine is a hit with all three of my kids. My son loves the way it smells. When he comes home from school, and this is simmering away in the slow cooker, he always exclaims how wonderful the house smells.

I’m always happy when he says something smells good, because I’ve learned that when my kids like the way something smells, they are much more willing to eat it, and that certainly holds true with this tagine, my son is always thrilled to have it for dinner.

Do you have a favorite Moroccan dish? Please let me know in the comments below!

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours

Total Time: 7 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine - a delicious, hearty stew with Moroccan spices, perfect for a cozy meal on a cool day, plus your house will smell of the amazing warm scents of cinnamon and cumin as it simmers away in your slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes (about 3-4 cups)
  • ½ cup dried apricots, quartered
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can beef broth
  • hot cooked couscous (optional, substitute rice for a gluten free option)
  • sliced green onions for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pat beef cubes dry with a paper towel, to remove any excess moisture.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef, stirring often for 3-5 minutes or until browned. Remove beef from skillet and place in 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. Add in sweet potatoes, dried apricots, onion, garlic, salt, cumin, cinnamon and diced tomatoes.
  4. Pour beef broth over mixture in slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH heat for 3 ½ - 4 hours or on LOW heat for 7-8 hours or until meat and potatoes are tender.
  6. Serve over top couscous and sprinkle with green onions if desired.

Notes

If short on time, you can skip browning the meat in step 2, simply place meat directly in the slow cooker, it will still be delicious.

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Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine - a delicious, hearty stew with Moroccan spices, perfect for a cozy meal on a cool day, plus your house will smell of the amazing warm scents of cinnamon and cumin as it simmers away in your slow cooker.

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  1. Misty Nicole Overstreet-Roberts (The Lady Prefers To Save) says:

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  2. Bonnie says:

    Just tried this amazing recipe. We both loved it. I was worried about the cumin and cinnamon mix but since we love both spices I gave it a shot. So glad I did.

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