Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew Recipe

My special recipe today is the yummy Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew, a tasty dish that captures the wonderful flavors of the lovely Morocco. This recipe is a mix of spices that are famous in Morocco, usually, people there get this spice in a place called the “Souqs”, where you have so many shops that have a lot of different spices you can use to make some delicious dishes.

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This Spiced Beef and Potato Stew recipe is for those who love trying new spices in their Beef and Potato recipe, it’s combines the slow-cooked beef’s warmth with the strong taste of Moroccan spices, making it just perfect. The beef becomes really soft and soaks up all the Moroccan spices, making a tasty mix that sings with every spoonful. And with the potatoes in there too, believe me, every bite you taste, is worth all the effort making it.

Ingredients

To Make this delious Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew, You need these ingredients:
  • 2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

How to Make Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew

Searing the Beef

First, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the beef. In a big pot, add a little oil and cook the beef until it turns brown on all sides. This helps the meat taste really good and juicy.

Aromatics Assembly

Put the cut onions and tiny pieces of garlic in the pot. Cook them until they smell really nice and the onions become see-through.

Spice Infusion

Now, add some special spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix them in until they cover the meat and veggies. This makes our stew smell and taste amazing!

Building Layers of Flavor

Put in tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, dried apricots, and raisins. These ingredients make our stew extra delicious by balancing sweet and sour flavors.

Simmering Magic

Turn down the heat, cover the pot, and let the stew cook for at least 2 hours. This slow cooking makes the beef super tender.

Potato Perfection

About 30 minutes before we’re done, toss in the potatoes. This way, they stay nice and firm while soaking up all the tasty stew flavors.

Garnish and Serve

Once the beef is soft and the potatoes are just right. Serve it hot and eat it with some Moroccan homemade bread if you don’t have it, try it with Filipino cheese bread they almost have the same taste.

Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

  • Large pot
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons

How to Store Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew

If you can’t eat all of this stew at once, don’t worry! Put the leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze the stew for later. Just remember to let it thaw in the fridge before heating it up.

Tips

  • When you cook the meat, let it turn a nice brown color on all sides. This makes the stew taste even better.
  • When you put things in the pot, add them one at a time. Start with onions and garlic, then put in the spices, liquids, and other yummy things.
  • Change how sweet or sour your stew is by adding more or less dried apricots and raisins. Taste a little bit to see what you like!
  • Put the potatoes in towards the end. This way, they soak up all the yummy flavors without getting too mushy.
  • You have the choice to use lamb instead of beef. The strong taste of lamb goes amazingly well with Moroccan spices.
  • If you want a veggie version, skip the meat and use chickpeas. Add more veggies like carrots and bell peppers. The spices will still make the dish super tasty as well, giving you a satisfying meat-free option.

FAQ

Can I use a different type of meat in this Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew?

Yep! If you don’t like beef, you can try using lamb or chicken, or even mix them up to make it special.

How do I make the stew less spicy?

If it’s too spicy, use less of the red pepper. If you want it super spicy, add more!

What can I eat with this stew?

You can eat it with some Moroccan bread, or Filipino cheese bread.

Can I use a slow cooker instead of a big pot?

After cooking some parts on the stove, you can put everything in a special slow cooker and let it cook slowly.

What if I don’t have dried apricots or raisins?

No worries! If you don’t have those, you can use prunes or dates for something sweet in your stew.

How long until the potatoes are ready?

Once you put the potatoes in, it takes about 30 minutes. They’ll be just right, not too hard and not too soft.

Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned ones?

Totally! If you have fresh tomatoes, chop them up and use them. Canned ones are easy, but fresh ones are good too.
Yield: 6 servings

Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew

Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew

Spiced Beef and Potato Stew! It's a mix of flavors with slow-cooked beef, delicious spices, and soft potatoes. This dish is a big hug from North Africa, perfect for family dinners or when friends come over.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. First, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the beef. In a big pot, add a little oil and cook the beef until it turns brown on all sides. This helps the meat taste really good and juicy.
  2. Put the cut onions and tiny pieces of garlic in the pot. Cook them until they smell really nice and the onions become see-through.
  3. Now, add some special spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix them in until they cover the meat and veggies. This makes our stew smell and taste amazing!
  4. Put in tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, dried apricots, and raisins. These ingredients make our stew extra delicious by balancing sweet and sour flavors.
  5. Turn down the heat, cover the pot, and let the stew cook for at least 2 hours. This slow cooking makes the beef super tender.
  6. About 30 minutes before we're done, toss in the potatoes. This way, they stay nice and firm while soaking up all the tasty stew flavors.
  7. Once the beef is soft and the potatoes are just right. Serve it hot and eat it with some Moroccan homemade bread if you don't have it, try it with Filipino cheese bread they almost have the same taste.

Notes

  • When you cook the meat, let it turn a nice brown color on all sides. This makes the stew taste even better.
  • When you put things in the pot, add them one at a time. Start with onions and garlic, then put in the spices, liquids, and other yummy things.
  • Change how sweet or sour your stew is by adding more or less dried apricots and raisins. Taste a little bit to see what you like!
  • Put the potatoes in towards the end. This way, they soak up all the yummy flavors without getting too mushy.
  • You have the choice to use lamb instead of beef. The strong taste of lamb goes amazingly well with Moroccan spices.
  • If you want a veggie version, skip the meat and use chickpeas. Add more veggies like carrots and bell peppers. The spices will still make the dish super tasty as well, giving you a satisfying meat-free option.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 551Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 150mgSodium 427mgCarbohydrates 60gFiber 7gSugar 14gProtein 57g

Nutrition automatically generated.

The Final: Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew Recipe

Now you have it, A perfect Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew! Enjoy the mix of spices, the softness of slow-cooked beef, and the heartiness of potatoes. Share this recipe with your friends who love Moroccan food, and make sure to subscribe to get more recipes like this one. Moroccan Spiced Beef and Potato Stew

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