Beef and prune tagine

    2 hours 15 min

    This recipe was given to me by a Moroccan friend. Simple and straightforward without any hard-to-find ingredients. It is also good reheated.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 500g lean stewing beef, cubed
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • a few saffron threads
    • salt and pepper
    • 200g pitted prunes
    • honey to taste
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy pot and fry the beef on all sides. Add the onion, all of the spices and enough water to cover. Bring to the boil, cover, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours, checking every so often to make sure there is enough liquid. There should be a thick sauce at the end.
    2. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over medium heat till golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3. Add the prunes to the meat and simmer for another 15 minutes. Stir in the honey, season with salt and pepper and reheat thoroughly. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve.

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