Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef

Happy New Year! After a fantastic Christmas break it is back to reality today, as I am sure is the case for most of you! I was fortunate enough to receive a slow cooker from my Kris Kindle this year and I am IN LOVE!! Finally I can get to work on some of the dreamy winter recipes I have been thinking up over the last few weeks!

This Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef is a delicious hearty meal to help you get back on track after the holidays!


This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Whole 30 Approved.


This dish will be even better if you make it a day in advance and leave the flavours to infuse over night… magical!

500g braising beef, cut into small chunks
1 large white onion, thinly sliced
3-4 cloves of garlic, sliced
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Small pinch of saffron (optional)
2 bay leaves (snapped in half to release the flavour)
3 tbsp tomato puree or 1/4 cup tinned chopped tomatoes
2 small or one large sweet potato, peeled and diced
300g rainbow carrots, sliced
500ml Vegetable Stock
2 handfuls of raisins or mixed fruit (optional)
Coarse salt
Olive oil


  1. Season the beef with a good pinch of coarse sea salt.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a large pan and brown the beef.
  3. Remove from the pan and set asideΒ to rest while you prepare the remainder of the dish.
  4. Add a little more olive oil to the pan and saute the onions until translucent.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, paprika and saffron to the onions and saute for a further 2-3 minutes until infused.
  6. Stir in the puree and mix thoroughly before adding the sweet potato and carrots.
  7. Add the stock to the pan followed by the beef, it’s resting juices and the bay leaves. Bring the mixture to the boil before placing in your slow cooker.
  8. Stir the raisins/mixed fruit if desired.
  9. Place your slow cooker on low and cook for 7-8 hours until the beef is lovely and tender.

4 Comments on “Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef

  1. Thanks for great recipe. Can it work if one does not have a slow cooker !! Will it work by slow cooking in oven ?? Thanks

    • Hi Clare,
      Delighted you like the recipe! Yes you can definitely make this without a slow cooker. The best way to do it would be on your stove top with the heat turned down as low as possible so that it just gently simmers away for 3-4 hours until the beef is tender or you could do it in the oven at 140/160 degrees centigrade for 4-5 hours again until the beef is tender.

      Hope you enjoy it! Nicola x

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