Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Pomegranates

Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Pomegranates

This is a recipe for a wonderfully fragrant slow cooker lamb tagine with pomegranates, which you can make in the oven too if you don’t have a slow cooker.

This recipe is from Red Tractor Simply Beef and Lamb with you, as part of their #LivePeasant campaign.

Slow cooker lamb tagine with pomegranates

Leaving the dish to bubble away slowly while you have a day out, go to work, or are busy with your family, lets the flavours develop and deepen.

Making a hearty one-pot dish by slow cooking, whether in a slow cooker or a low oven, is affordable and so convenient.

Lamb tagine with pomegranates

When you get back from work or your day out, you just need to quickly make up some couscous or rice, garnish and you are ready to serve.

Made with easy to find ingredients, this slow cooker lamb tagine doesn’t require a lot of preparation, and with such impressive results you’ll want to make it again and again.

How to Cook a Lamb Tagine in a Slow Cooker

Traditionally made in a tagine or earthenware pot, tagines are also an ideal recipe to cook gently in your slow cooker.

Simply brown the lamb in a frying pan then add all the ingredients (except the pomegranate seeds and coriander) into the slow cooker pot.

Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours, then simply garnish and serve.

Lamb tagine with pomegranates

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb.

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Slow cooker lamb tagine

Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Pomegranates

A flavourful warming slow cooker dish of lamb cooked with apricots and spices, served with pomegranate seeds
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 675 g /1 1/2 lb lean boneless lamb shoulder or leg cut into 2.5 cm cubes
  • 30 ml or 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion peeled and finely chopped (or 1 x 300 g pack diced onions)
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed or 10 ml/2 tsp garlic purée
  • 1 170 g jar tagine paste or 45 ml/3 tbsp tagine spice I used ras el hanout
  • 450 ml or 3/4 pint hot water I used 300 ml in the slow cooker
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 3-4 dried apricots roughly chopped
  • 45 ml or 3 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • 30 ml or 2 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Hob Method:

  • Heat the oil in a large 1.7 L/3 pint ovenproof dish, add the onions and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the paste and lamb. Cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  • 20 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the apricots. Cover and continue to cook for the remainder of the cooking time.
  • Garnish with the coriander and pomegranate seeds and serve with steamed couscous or rice.

Slow Cooker Method:

  • Brown the lamb in a pan, I did this in a dry pan to avoid adding additional fat to the dish, but you can use oil.
  • Place all ingredients except the pomegranate seeds and coriander in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours.
    Garnish and serve as above.

Notes

Tip: This recipe works well in a low oven at Gas mark 3, 170 degrees Celcius, 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slow cooker method:
Brown the lamb in a pan, I did this in a dry pan to avoid adding additional fat to the dish, but you can use oil.
Place all ingredients except the pomegranate and coriander in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours.
Garnish and serve as above.
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[…] slow cooker lamb tagine with pomegranates […]

This looks like a delicious recipe and a perfect slow cooker dinner. Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare

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I love lamb but we simply do not have it enough! That really does need to change. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

Look at those colours! This is right up my street. It looks lovely Lucy.

This looks gorgeous, I can see you are a fan of adding fresh ingredients on top too for that extra zing! It really makes them look and taste gorgeous with that freshness hit! 🙂

Oh fantastic. I adore anything lamby. A great slow cooker recipe is a joy and I cannot wait to make this at the weekend

This looks so good! I can almost taste the tender lamb with the sweet pomegranate. I’m yet to try making Persian/Moroccan food so will have to give this a go!

I love lamb tagline! And mutton too, works very well with the flavours. Delicious combinations