Not too candy and never too spicy, this Moroccan Beef Stew with Lentils dish knocks it out of the park! Comfort meals with a twist [gluten free].

My cooking schedule often seems to be one thing like this: a brand new dish on a regular basis. I’ve all the time loved experimenting with new meals combos within the kitchen however this inventive facet of me has been amped up since I began running a blog. My household won’t ever get tired of consuming the identical factor. In truth, it’s laborious for my husband to get me to make his favorite meals since I’m all the time making an attempt new issues!

I’d say my success charge is about 90%. My creations are fairly superior. My husband jokes that he doesn’t want to go with my cooking since I do it on a regular basis…

But I do have some flops. Like the Cheesy Chickpea Roasted Red Pepper Pasta I made the opposite day. Sigh. It sounded so good in principle. But now that I typed that each one out I’m like “what was I thinking?!”

This dish, nonetheless, is stellar! I loved it a lot I virtually really feel like I wish to make it once more this weekend! Almost… then I bear in mind all the opposite new dishes I wish to create…..

Why this Moroccan Beef Stew with Lentils is a great selection

Something magical occurs when a plant supply of iron is paired with meat, poultry, or fish: extra iron is absorbed! That’s one purpose I really like to mix pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils) with some meat.

This meal additionally boasts two different plant sources of iron: raisins and dried apricots. One serving (1/6 of the recipe) has 6.5 mg of iron! The beneficial day by day quantity for grownup males is eight mg and for females it’s 18 mg.

This meal additionally comprises a modest quantity of Vitamin C (25 mg/serving), which is thought to extend iron absorption from meals.

moroccan beef stew in a turquoise bowl with wooden spoon in it and apricots on the counter beside. A turqoise moroccan tagine spice holder also sits beside

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Watch the way to make Moroccan Meat Stew with Lentils

Thanks to the Instant Pot, look how simple it’s to make this wholesome recipe.


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  • 1 lb lean floor beef
  • 1 massive onion, diced
  • three cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 tsp floor coriander seed (the spice)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dried break up crimson lentils
  • 2 tsp honey
  • three/four cup raisins
  • three/four cup dried apricots, reduce into quarters


Stove Top Instructions

  1. In a big pot, saute the bottom beef, onion, and garlic over medium warmth till the bottom beef is cooked by means of.
  2. Add the carrots, spices, salt, and pepper. Cook 1 extra minute.
  3. Then add the broth, tomatoes, lentils, and honey. Turn the warmth all the way down to low. Simmer till the lentils are cooked.
  4. Add the raisins and apricots.
  5. Serve over brown rice with a facet dish of inexperienced beans.

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Saute the bottom beef, onion, garlic, spices, salt and pepper over medium warmth till the bottom beef is cooked by means of.
  2. Then add the carrots, broth, tomatoes, lentils, and honey. Stir to combine.
  3. Select Manual and select 5 minutes.
  4. Use your launch technique of selection.
  5. Add the raisins and apricots and stir.
  6. Serve over brown rice with a facet dish of inexperienced beans.


  • To make the meal vegetarian, omit the bottom beef and add an extra cup of lentils and a pair of cups of broth. Saute onions in 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Substitute vegetarian broth for the meat broth.
  • To make the meal vegan, additionally substitute the honey for 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.


  • Serving Size: 1/eight recipe
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 20
  • Sodium: 296
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Fiber: 6.5
  • Protein: 24

Keywords: Moroccan Beef Stew

Different angles of bowls with Moroccan Beef Stew with parsley garnish and rice


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