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Moroccan Beef Stew

Moroccan Beef Stew

From Oprah Jan 2011. The lemon juice garnish at the end is a must do.

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 1/4 pound(s) Beef chuck cubes
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 3 clove(s) garlic
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cumin
  • 1 teaspoon(s) paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ginger
  • 6 cup(s) chicken or beef broth
  • 2 can(s) chick peas, 15 oz cans
  • 1/2 cup(s) spaghetti, broken
  • 6 tablespoon(s) cilantro
  • Lemon wedges


1. Heat 1 T oil in a large Dutch oven or heav pot over medium-high heat. Add beef, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 tspn pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until no juices remain and meat is browned, about 10 minutes.

2. Add remaining 1 T oil, garlic, carrot, onion, and 1/2 tspn salt and cook until vegetables are softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in cumin, paprika, cinnamon and ginger and cook, stirring constantly 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer until beef is just tender, about 45 minutes; kim off and iscard any foam on surface while cooking, if needed.

3. Add chickpeas, spaghetti, 1/2 tspn salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper and continue to cook, covered, until spaghetti is al dente, 10 to 15 minutes more.4. To serve, season to taste with salt and pepper, then ladle soup into bowls and garnish with cilantro and lemon wedges.

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