Easy family tagine

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 120 mins
Easy family tagine
This wholesome family meal is packed with beautiful ingredients and is perfect for toddlers on up.

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 carrots, finely chopped

500g diced leg of lamb

2 fat cloves garlic, crushed

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp saffron strands (optional)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp clear honey

100g soft dried apricots, quartered

1 low-salt vegetable stock cube

1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1cm squares

2 large potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into chunks

Steamed rice, to serve

Chopped parsley and toasted pine nuts, to serve (optional)

In a large heavy-based pan, heat the olive oil and cook the onions and carrots until softened.

Add the lamb and brown.

Stir in the garlic and all of the spices and cook for a few minutes.

Add the honey and the apricots along with the stock cube.

Pour in 500ml of boiling water or enough to cover the meat.

Stir well and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for with the lid on for 1 hour.

Remove the lid and cook for 30 minutes then add the squash and potatoes.

Cook for a further 20-30 minutes until the squash, potatoes and lamb are tender.

Cook the rice according to the instructions, drain and set aside.

Serve alongside rice and sprinkle with parsley and pine nuts, if using.

4 - 6 or makes 6-8 toddler meals

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
120 minutes

Main ingredients
Vegetables, Rice, Lamb

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Healthy, Kids Food, Stew, One Pot, Slow cooking

Level of Difficulty

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