Fruited Beef Tagine

Naomi E. Fast Hesston, KS

Prep. Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5–6 Hours


  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 lbs. beef, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 4 cups sliced onions
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp. ground ginger
  • 14½-oz. can beef broth, plus enough water to equal 2 cups
  • 16 ozs. pitted prunes
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • juice of one lemon

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart


  1. Brown beef cubes in oil in skillet. Place beef in slow cooker. Reserve drippings.
  2. Sauté onions in drippings until lightly browned, adding more oil if needed. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except lemon juice.
  4. Simmer on Low 5–6 hours, adding lemon juice during the last 10 minutes.
  5. This recipe, accompanied with a tossed green salad and rolls, makes a complete meal.


  1. Mix in a few very thin slices of lemon rind to add flavor and eye appeal.
  2. You can substitute lamb cubes for the beef.