A tagine is a Moroccan stew that is named after the earthenware dish it is cooked in. We use a slow cooker for this tasty version, which features lamb, sweet potatoes, dates and olives.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

40 mins
4 hrs 40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, combine ginger, cumin, salt, turmeric and cinnamon. Add lamb to bowl; toss to coat in spices.

  • In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place lamb, sweet potato, tomato, carrots, onion, dates, olives, tapioca, lemon peel, lemon juice, honey and garlic (see Tip). Pour broth over all.

  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  • Serve over couscous and top with almonds.


Tips: To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 28.4g 57% DV; carbohydrates 39.5g 13% DV; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 11.6g; fat 8.5g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; cholesterol 69mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 8327.4IU 167% DV; vitamin c 8.1mg 14% DV; folate 17.2mcg 4% DV; calcium 66.8mg 7% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 54.4mg 19% DV; potassium 710.6mg 20% DV; sodium 562mg 23% DV.