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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 370.3
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 100.9 mg
  • Sodium: 149.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 38.8 g

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef Stew

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef Stew

Introduction

Chef Meg turned a member-submitted dish into a slow cooker meal that's easy yet exotic! Chef Meg turned a member-submitted dish into a slow cooker meal that's easy yet exotic!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 pounds lean beef, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
    4 carrots, chopped
    2 medium onions, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 tsp yellow curry powder
    1 tsp garam masala
    1/4 cup tomato puree
    24 ounces low sodium beef broth
    1 14.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
    2 T chopped cilantro, leaves only
    1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

Tips

Cut the dried apricots with kitchen shears rather than a knife.


Directions

Pat the meat dry with a paper towel.

Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the oil to the hot pan, then add the meat. Sear the meat on all sides, then remove the meat and set aside. While the pan is still hot, add the carrots, garlic, and onions. Saute, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add the spices and tomato sauce and stir to combine. These steps can be done the night before.

Add the beef, vegetables and stock to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours, then stir in the chickpeas and chopped fruit. Cook one more hour.

Sprinkle on the cilantro and almonds before serving.

Serve with whole-wheat couscous, prepared according to package directions. (Nutrition info not included.)

Makes 8 1-cup servings or 12 2/3-cup servings.






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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    We really enjoyed this. Typical Chef Meg recipe: takes longer to prepare than you expect (lots of chopping!), but tastes great! Garam masala is not something I can buy in my little rural grocery store, so I substituted 1/4 t. each of chili powder, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon. Yummy! - 2/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    WOW! My appartment smells like Heaven! I tasted it and it's delicious! I added some corn starch diluted in water at the very end and pur it on the "Auto" mode to get a thicker sauce. I will definetly eat it with couscous and I'm sure it's will be delicous reheated as lunch. - 3/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was amazingly good. If I could give it 7 stars I would. However, bear in mind that the calorie count doesn't factor in sauteeing the beef and onions and carrots, as it instructs. - 4/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We really enjoyed this stew. It was such a pleasant surprise. I did not have any tomato puree so I used a can of Rotel with habanero and substituted the garam masala with pumpkin spice . This was so YUMMY! - 2/25/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Was very good, but it did need a little more flavor.We added more curry powder and garam masala - for a total of about a tablespoon each, and it that made the difference! I served it over farro, and it was a delicious meal! Also season the meat and veg with a little salt and pepper when sauteing. - 1/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added a tablespoon of flour mixed with some of the liquid and stirred it in and let it cook a little longer- I prefer a thicker sauce rather than a broth. - 2/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous flavor - restaurant-quality meal. I prepared everything the night before, basically marinating the beef and vegetables in the pot in the refrigerator. Added the fruit plus dried cherries after work. Don't skip the almond slivers - they added great texture. - 2/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love meals in a slow cooker. This is good. I omitted the curry powder. - 1/27/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family enjoyed this, even the one child who swears he doesn't like dried apricots. Also, I got started on this late in the day. After sauteeing, I brought vegies & broth up to near boil and then poured into crock pot and cooked on high for almost 2 hours and then added peas & fruits for 1 hour. - 1/4/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love a good stew! One pot lasts about a week for us. Maybe I''ll try the apricots. I often use a dried cherry mix and raisons along with other ingredients in my stews which usually include either wine or a couple bottles of good, dark stout. The cherries add a very nice flavor. - 12/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was surprised at how much I liked this. Used dried cherries, 1/2 C crushed tomatoes, 1 onion, extra of the seasoning, coriander, flour to thicken and a 2 lb bottom round roast for the meat. Calories do not factor in oil for browning which is weird. Otherwise, a great recipe! - 11/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. One of the first low sodium meals I have made so far that had a great flavour! (For the las couple weeks my food has not been popping in my mouth) My junk food eating BF even loved it. Awesome! - 2/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this into a "faster" type meal tonight because I just thought it sounds wonderful. Boy, WAS I RIGHT! Even making it quickly (1 hour from start to finish) it is absolutely delish! If you like middle eastern foods or are not sure if you do, give this one a try! - 1/27/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A nice change of pace from southern beef stew. - 1/1/12

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  • A REAL winner--however, I halved the liquid, doubled the spices, and added the cilantro, raisins, apricots and chickpeas at the same time as everything else. It turned out GORGEOUS. We thoroughly enjoyed this dish!!! - 2/3/14

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  • I was a bit wary of using apricots in this recipe, but it turned out fantastic! This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you! - 12/29/13

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  • Had this tonight with pearl couscous. Both hubby and I enjoyed the rich flavors. I did increase the spices to two teaspoons, think next time I will increase to a tablespoon each on the curry and garam masala. The almonds and cilantro really finish the chorus of flavors.



    - 11/14/13

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  • I really enjoyed this stew!! It was so very tasty. I did add more garam masala and curry to the dish, and I also added a tiny bit of sea salt. Otherwise, I did not change a thing. It was easy and great for the slow cooker. - 9/24/13

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  • I really liked this, though I may increase the spices the next time I make it. - 8/18/13

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  • Delicious flavorful stew. - 3/19/13

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  • I love this recipe but I made it with chicken, more spice and vegetable stock. I posted my modifications on a Moroccan Chicken recipe. Very delicious! - 3/17/13

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  • The sweet fruit elements mixed with the spices was beautifully complementary. The recipe was easy to follow and leftovers were equally good. I skipped the cilantro and served it with a side of warmed naan. http://www.mynewlywedcookingadventures.com
    /2013/02/chef-meg-galvins-slow-cooker-
    moroccan.html - 2/10/13

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  • lots of flavor, and it went really well reheated for lunch, too. I did not saute the beef or veggies, and it worked just fine, although the sauce was thin. - 2/5/13

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  • Very delish! I had to cut the recipe in half. I used three carrots and added one small sweet potato cut into chunks about the size of the carrots. Also, I was not able to use the crock pot. I cooked it on the stove for 1 1/2 hrs. I have shared the recipe link to friends. We love Moroccan food! - 1/17/13

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