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Foodnutt – Beef Tagine

Can’t travel to Morocco why not let Foodnutt take you there with her Beef Tagine.


Beef & Apricot Tagine

We might not be able to travel at the moment but we can take a journey with our food. This Moroccan dish is made with a Ras El Hanout spice mix. Every spice shop in Morocco prides them-self with their own special blend. Some of these spice blends have over 30 different herbs and spices. A great recipe where you can play with the base spices to create your own special blend.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: Apricots, Beef, Tagine
Servings: 4 Serves


Ras El Hanout Spice Mix

  • 4 tsp Smokey Paprika
  • 4-5 Ground Cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Tagine Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 600 grams Diced Chuck Steak
  • 1 tin Diced Tomato
  • 4-6 Diced Potatoes
  • 10 Diced Apricots You could use dates, prunes or a cup sultanas
  • 1 Cup Beef Stock
  • 1 Cup Water (as required)


  • Mix your spices and coat the meat.
  • Add the oil to a heavy based saucepan and sweat your onions on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the beef to brown.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer with the lid on for approximately an 1.5 hours checking occasionally. Add more water if required.
  • When your beef is falling apart remove from the heat and serve with cous cous or rice.