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August 3, 2019

Beef Tagine & Couscous

For the perfect beef tagine, why not try our spicy and fragrant tagine recipe which doesn’t require any special equipment, just time…

Serves 4


500g Beef or lamb, diced
2 Small Onions
1 Small Red Chilli
6cm Fresh Ginger
2 Garlic Clove
Fresh Coriander
1 tbsp Mango Chutney
Dried Apricots or Sultanas
2 tins Chopped Tomatoes
1tsp each Ground Turmeric, Ground Coriander & Ground Cumin
Flaked Almonds & Ground Almonds (both optional)
Natural Yogurt (optional)


250g Couscous
200g Feta Cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 140°c/Gas 1.
  2. Finely slice the onions and brown in a pan, remove and then brown the lamb along with a small knob of butter/ghee. Once browned add finely chopped chilli, garlic and ginger along with the onions. Cook for 5mins.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, sultanas or chopped dried apricots and a ½tbsp of mango chutney along with the spice mix. Transfer the entire tagine into an oven proof dish with lid and cook in the oven for about 2 hours, but the longer it cooks the better it is (4-5 hours is great).
  4. Once cooked, add either a little water to the tagine if it is too thick or some ground almonds if it is too thin. Add a good pinch of salt and lots of pepper with chopped coriander.
  5. Place the couscous into a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Once the couscous is done (5mins) add chopped coriander and feta.
  6. Place the tagine into large bowls and swirl some natural yogurt over the top. Finish with some flaked almonds and serve with the couscous.