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Spiced Beef Tagine

Published: 2020-01-29 17:31:38 +0000
Categories: Main, Beef,

I'm not sure when or where I got this, I found it scrawled down whilst sorting through some paperwork. It's a bit of an involved recipe, there's no wandering off and resting while it cooks...

Spiced Beef Tagine served on a bed of Couscous

Cooking Time

Prep: 20 mins
Cooking: 40 mins
Total: 60 mins




  • 2 red onions
  • 75g dried apricots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 400g tin chickpeas
  • 400g cooked brisket
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1/2 pint beef gravy (optional)
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 250g couscous
  • 1 orange
  • 2 carrots
  • 15g fresh mint
  • natural yoghurt


  1. Peel the onions
  2. chop with the apricots
  3. peel and finely chop the garlic
  4. Put into a casserole pan over a hob on medium heat
  5. add a splash of olive oil
  6. add the garam masala, cumin and chilli flakes
  7. Cook for 15 mins, stirring regularly
  8. Add some water if it's sticking
  9. Chop the unpeeled potatoes and tomatoes
  10. Add to the pan
  11. Add the chickpeas (including juice from the tin)
  12. Chop the beef into 1inch chunks and add
  13. Crumble in the stock
  14. Add 250ml boiling water
  15. Add the gravy
  16. Bring to the boil, then simmer with lid on for 25 mins
  17. Check the potatoes are cooked through, simmer for longer if not
  18. If it's overthickening, add water
  19. While the mix boils, put the couscous in a bowl
  20. cover it with boiling water then cover the bowl with a plate/board. Leave for 10 mins
  21. Chop top and bottom off the orange
  22. Peel and segment it onto a board
  23. Peel and grate the carrots and add onto the board
  24. Mix the mint leaves in
  25. Splash some oil over then season with salt and pepper
  26. Fluff the couscous with a fork
  27. Tip the couscous and grated mix onto a large platter
  28. Pour the tagine over the top and serve


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