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One-Pot Moroccan Lamb with Couscous

One-Pot Moroccan Lamb with Couscous

By: Sammy Jones

Transport your taste buds to Morocco with this delicious one-pot Moroccan lamb with couscous. Tender lamb,



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  • 700g boneless lamb shoulder, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Fresh coriander, chopped, to garnish (optional)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  • Season the lamb chunks with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the lamb to the pot and brown it on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pot, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 mins, or until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the carrots, capsicum and zucchini to the pot. Cook for 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, paprika, ground cinnamon and cayenne pepper and mix well to combine.
  • Return the browned lamb to the pot and pour in the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer for 1½-2 hours or until lamb is tender. Stir occasionally, adding more broth or water if needed.
  • 15 mins before serving, stir in the couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 10 mins. Fluff the couscous with a fork and stir to combine.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh coriander.
  • Tip: For an extra burst of flavour, add a handful of pitted green olives or sultanas to the pot during the simmering process. These ingredients add a touch of sweetness and tang to complement the savoury lamb.


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Sammy Jones

Sammy Jones

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