Christina Schmidhofer
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Notes: Moroccans often add a little harissa, a fiery red chile paste, to servings of a tagine. Look for it in shelf-stable tubes at specialty grocery stores. PREP AND COOK TIME: 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour oil into a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add lamb chops and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

Step 2

Add onion and garlic to pan; stir often until limp, about 4 minutes. Add cinnamon and cumin; stir until fragrant, 1 minute longer. Stir in broth, tomato paste, apricots, and garbanzos; bring to a simmer. Return lamb chops to pan.

Step 3

Cover and simmer, turning chops once, until apricots are plump and chops are barely pink in the center (cut to test), 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 4

Set two lamb chops on each of four plates or in shallow bowls. Spoon garbanzo mixture around meat. Sprinkle with parsley.

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Ratings & Reviews

CarrieWA's Review

September 15, 2011
Very, very simple and quick meal which I put together within 30 minutes. Love it!! Would also recommend adding a little salt (especially as I used low salt stock). I cooked the sauce first in a separate pan, and whilst that was cooking browned the chops in another pan, then poured the sauce over the chops. Popped the lid on, then cooked some cous cous and steamed brocolli and and by the time that was all done, so were the chops. Yummo!!

purplem0nkey's Review

April 22, 2011
Rich and tasty, served it with some pita to soak up the sauce. The only thing I would change next time is to either salt the lamb or add a little salt at the end.