Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine

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Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine is a great Moroccan slow cooked lamb dish that is perfect for a horrible winter's day!

Serves 4
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time about 6 hours on medium


  • Olive oil
  • 500g lamb neck or similar, diced
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed/chopped
  • 400g can of chickpeas (optional)
  • 200g dried apricots
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh root ginger
  • 250g sweet potatoes
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • Fresh chopped coriander (optional)


  1. In a large pan, heat the oil over a medium heat and brown the lamb on all sides, then transfer onto a plate. Add the onions, ginger and carrots, then fry for a few minutes until the carrots are starting to brown. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Tip the lamb back in, then stir in all the spices and cinnamon stick, and add the chopped tomatoes, apricots and chickpeas (if using). Season well.
  2. Bring the pan to the boil whilst stirring, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes or so to thicken the sauce. (You don't have to do this bit, but it will be better if you do). Transfer to the slow cooker, and cook for 6-8 hours on medium.
  3. Approximately two hours before you want to eat, chuck in the sweet potatoes. If you're like me and leave it on whilst at work you can leave this bit out, or you can cheat by boiling them up in a pan and throwing them in last minute. Don't be tempted to leave them in all day or you'll have orange slodge in place of your potatoes!
  4. Scatter with chopped coriander to serve, if you have it.

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    Jane Deakin says
    Beautiful.....I used everything suggested and increased the ingredients for a huge pot to serve 8 with leftovers for the next day! I served the dish with rice and couscous to which I added some of the sauce plus chopped peppers and onions that I had already cooked down. Definitely will cook again when we have another crowd coming!
    Posted about 11 months ago
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    Cat H says
    A great first successful slow cooker recipe. Only added 100ml of stock and left out the chickpeas and potato. It was delicious!
    Posted about about 1 year ago
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    Linda Gatehouse says
    Delicious !!
    Posted about almost 2 years ago
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    Helen Burns says
    I made this for the first time today and it was delicious!!! I used shoulder of lamb which appeared to be cheaper than neck. Also, in Scotland, butchers tend not to use the neck. Didn't add chick peas this time!
    Posted about about 2 years ago
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    Rebecca Jane Gaddafi says
    Oh and I only used 75 grams of apricots as I'm on slimming world still tasted fab and I'm also not keen on dinners too sweet.
    Posted about about 2 years ago
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    Rebecca Jane Gaddafi says
    Just beautiful. I added a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a couple of saffron strands too and to serve cous cous I added a bit of oil before cooked with half teaspoon of cinnamon and half a cap of rose water. Just perfect. And I used chickpeas.
    Posted about about 2 years ago
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    Jolianne Jolicoeur says
    I used a 540ml can of each, chick peas and diced tomatoes. I used a lamb shoulder cut in pieces, wich is cheaper and delicious. Next time, I will double the meet. Very good recipe!
    Posted about over 2 years ago
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    Jean Ashford says
    Tried it tonight and found it delicious,wish I had made a bigger portion.
    Posted about almost 3 years ago
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    Maurice Barrett says
    You could indicate the best time to add the stock.
    Posted about about 3 years ago
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    Jolianne Jolicoeur says
    Wich size for the canned chopped tomatoes? I usually have 28 oz/796 ml in the house. Thanks
    Posted about about 3 years ago
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    Vic Leggatt says
    Absolutely delicious!! Will definitely be making it again!
    Posted about over 3 years ago
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    Sue Cox says
    My first recipe used from the website, was perfect looking to try the next!
    Posted about over 3 years ago
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    Grace Cheney says
    Have used this recipe on a number of occasions and it works every time and is also delicious
    Posted about over 3 years ago
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