Moroccan Lamb and Apricot Stew

Moroccan Lamb and Apricot StewRecipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams
Serves 6

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4 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2-lb. boneless leg of lamb, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, halved
3 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint


Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 6 Hours
Total: 6 Hours, 30 Minutes

1. Warm oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle lamb with salt and add to pot. Cook, turning often, until brown on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to slow cooker.

2. Add onion and garlic to pot and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Pour in broth and juice and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot. Pour into slow cooker; add orange zest and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook on low until lamb is fork-tender, 5 to 6 hours. Stir in apricots and mint. Season with additional salt, if desired. Remove and discard cinnamon stick before serving.

Created date

October 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 462
Fat 19 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 41 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 122 mg
Sodium 656 mg