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Family meals: Easy lamb tagine

Family meals: Easy lamb tagine

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves a family of 4-6 or makes 6-8 toddler meals

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

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving (4)
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal413
fat21.7g
saturates7.5g
carbs27.3g
sugars22.4g
fibre6.4g
protein27.2g
low insalt1g
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Ingredients

  • 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 apricot, 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)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based pan and add the onion and carrot. Cook for 3- 4 mins until softened.

  • STEP 2

    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.

  • STEP 3

    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.

  • STEP 4

    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.

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