Chaos Cooking Episode #4 – 15 minute Morrocan-spiced lamb

Ok so as you can see from the picture, this is not your typical tagine we’re talking about here as although they are delicious I don’t usually have the time or patience to go the whole hog, but I do love the flavours so I whipped up this cheats version thats also easy for kids to eat.  It was a few weeks ago now so the quantities may be a bit freelance but you can adjust to taste. Likewise add whatever vege you like, the following worked well but the options are endless depending on what you prefer and it’s a good dish for those nights when you can’t really be arsed to think about what to cook!


500gms of lean lamb mince

1 punnet of cherry tomatoes

1 courgette chopped into small pieces

1 coloured pepper – I used a mixture of red and yellow

1 red onion roughly chopped

A large handful of raisins or sultanas

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

Generous pinch of corriander powder

1/4 cup of vege stock (although add slowly to taste – you may need less)

3 Tblsp Japanese Mirin (rice wine vinegar)

Cup of fresh pomegranate seeds

Cous cous

Olive oil


This is a pretty easy one to throw together, brown the onions and mince together with the spices then add the vege, raisins, stock and mirin and cook until liquid has reduced, mince is cooked through and vege is lightly done. Pop on some cous cous and serve together with a smattering of fresh pomegranate seeds on top.  Absolutely scrummy and very ‘moor-ish’ ( bad pun I know!)

Happy cooking!





Posted on June 2, 2012, in General, Global Family Culture, Planet Family Food, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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