Family Meals: Easy Lamb Tagine Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Family meals: Easy lamb tagine Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Family meals: Easy lamb tagine.  

Sweet juicy apricots and tender butternut squash are a winner with kids and make for a delicious Middle Eastern family meal for toddlers through to teens and beyond

Serves a family of 4 – 6 or makes 6-8 toddler meals
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins


2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion , finely diced
2 carrots , finely diced (about 150g)
500g diced leg of lamb
2 fat cloves garlic , crushed
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp saffron strands
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 dice
steamed couscous or rice, to serve
chopped parsley and toasted pine nuts, to serve (optional)


Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based pan and add the onion and carrot. Cook for 3- 4 mins until softened.
Add the diced lamb and brown all over. Stir in the garlic and all the spices and cook for a few mins more or until the aromas are released.
Add the honey and apricots, crumble in the stock cube and pour over roughly 500ml boiling water or enough to cover the meat. Give it a good stir and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer, put the lid on and cook for 1 hour.
Remove the lid and cook for a further 30 mins, then stir in the squash. Cook for 20 – 30 mins more until the squash is soft and the lamb is tender. Serve alongside rice or couscous and sprinkle with parsley and pine nuts, if using.

Nutrition per serving:

413 kcalories, protein 27.2g, carbohydrate 27.3g, fat 21.7 g, saturated fat 7.5g, fibre 6.4g, sugar 22.4g, salt 1 g

Recipe from, June 2012. 

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