WITH almond couscous
This is a most basic tagine recipe, and you should feel free to experiment with it: Try different spice combinations (keep cumin and cinnamon in the mix, but tinker away with the rest—cardamom and ground ginger would be good additions); add some browned onion and garlic and deglaze the skillet with the water; use lamb or goat instead of beef, or replace some of the meat with cooked and drained chickpeas; use different dried fruits.
Put the beef in the slow cooker and toss with the paprika, fennel, cumin, cinnamon,
Season with more salt, if needed. Stir in the raisins. When they’ve softened a bit, serve.
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