Moroccan lamb with dates

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Moroccan lamb with dates
A warming Moroccan one pot dish with lamb and dates.

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

500g diced boneless lean lamb, preferably from the leg

300g sweet potatoes, cut into small chunks

2 tsp ground coriander

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp tomato purée

50g pitted dates

2 tbsp coriander, roughly chopped

25g roughly chopped pine nuts, as garnish (optional)

Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and lamb and briefly fry until the lamb is lightly browned.

Add the sweet potatoes and spices, then mix well.

Pour in 425ml boiling water and the tomato purée, then bring to the boil.

Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the lamb is tender and the potatoes are cooked through, adding the dates in the final 10 minutes. Sprinkle with coriander and pine nuts if you like.


Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Vegetables, Lamb, Nuts, Spice

Recipe Type
Dinner, One Pot


Level of Difficulty

This goes well with couscous or rice.

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