8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups stew)

Filled with dried fruit and squash, this lamb stew boasts the flavors of Morocco and Algeria. It is especially good with the Basmati Pilaf with Vermicelli and Onions or couscous.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle lamb with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, red pepper, and cloves. Heat oil in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add lamb; sauté 7 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan.

Step 2

Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return lamb to pan. Add remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon black pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add squash and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until lamb and squash are tender.

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Ratings & Reviews

ahatfield's Review

January 26, 2015
Great stew. I served with couscous and used only dried apricots because I didn't want to buy three types of dried fruit that I wouldn't normally pick up.

skklein's Review

January 30, 2014
Pretty good. This was a little sweet for me and I like sweet with lamb but with all the different dried fruit it was a bit sweet. We liked it though and I will make it again.

Cuisinia's Review

April 01, 2012
This was "knock your socks off" fabulous! Highly recommended. The flavors were luscious - sweet, savory and comforting with the perfect amount of spice to kick it up in the background, but not over power the dish. I served it with the recommended pilaf recipe, which was also very good, and a welcome deviation from usual couscous. My only change was that I used whole wheat spaghetti in place of white vermicelli. I also used a good quality lamb from the natural market butcher. The textures of the perfectly tender lamb, butternut squash and the basmati with pasta were excellent. I'm so glad we have leftovers because I'm craving more. :)

BetsyQatar's Review

February 03, 2010
Have served this twice for company - first to foodie friends, next for a family of six. Hands down hit for everyone!