Tagine, whether based on meat or vegetables, is one of my favourite dishes. This recipe packs a protein punch with lean beef mince as the base, and gives you three servings of your five portions of fruit/vegetables per day too! Plus, it’s VERY tasty – it was a big hit in my house! Let’s get cooking.
Note: If you’re vegetarian, you could sub the beef mince for 2 400g tins of red kidney beans and cook in the same way! I’ll definitely be trying the vegetarian version myself soon too.
Recipe (Serves 6)
- 1 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
- 1 tsp of ground cumin
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of sumac
- 2 tsp of ground turmeric
- 3 tbsp of tomato puree
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
- 1 white onion, peeled and diced
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into coins, then quarter the coins
- 3 stalks of celery, diced into small semi-circles
- 2 x 400ml tins of chopped tomatoes
- 500g of lean beef mince
- 200ml of water or stock
- 1 handful of dried apricots or sultanas (or a mixture)
- 1 handful of chopped or flaked almonds
- Servings of Brown Rice (number of servings/grams dependent on how many mouths you’re feeding) – other grain options that would work well with this recipe would be couscous or quinoa
- Wash and prepare your veggies as above. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a medium size pot, then add the chopped onions and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions are softened, then add the veggies and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Add the beef mince, and cook until slightly browned.
- Add the spices, and stir for another 5 minutes to coat the beef and veg in them.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and stock, and stir everything to mix it all together.
- Bring the tagine to the boil, then turn the heat all the way down to the lowest setting, and simmer for 20 minutes.
- While the tagine is simmering, cook your chosen side dish.
- After the simmer time you’re good to go! Serve up, and tuck in!
Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try this recipe out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!
Ciara 🙂 x