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slow cooker lamb stew with ras-el-hanout

served with quinoa and sauteed silverbeet and kale, this dish elevated with the North African spice mix is a great way to enjoy the cooler evenings!

what you need

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 medium white onion, chopped
700 g organic lamb steak, diced
2 large carrots, halved and thickly sliced
4 pieces of lemon peel
2 tbsp Ras El Hanout (I used the Herbies brand)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 cloves of garlic, sliced (to preferred taste)
5-6 dried apricots, sliced
1/3 cup muscatelles or raisins
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 bay leaves
2 cups water
1 tsp sea salt
handful almonds, chopped (optional)
handful fresh parsley,chopped (optional)
1 tbsp arrowroot (optional)

what to do

Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute for approximately 2 minutes.

Add the lamb, carrots, lemon and garlic and stir the onion through starting to brown the lamb slightly. About 1-2 minutes.

Add the Ras El Hanout and stir through until the spice aromas are released. Remove from the heat.

Place the lamb mixture into your slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients (except for almonds, parsley and arrowroot). Stir through gently until combined.

Set the slow cooker to HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.

If you are ready to serve and wish to have a thicker consistency, combine 1 tbsp arrowroot with equal water until dissolved. Add to the lamb and gently stir through. Allow to heat and thicken for about 10 minutes.

Once ready, serve with sauteed silverbeet and kale and quinoa. Top with chopped almonds and parsley.

Enjoy!

recipe by Kristin Jackson for Go Natural Foods

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