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Slow Cooker Moroccan Lamb Stew

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Quick Facts

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 4 hr. 30 min.
Total: 5 hr.
Get out your slow cooker. Minimal effort creates a Moroccan-spiced stew that the entire family will want a bowl—or two—of.


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 lbs lamb shoulder chops, bones removed and visible fat trimmed, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbs cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and juice
  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 6 oz Swiss chard, spinach, or kale, roughly chopped


  • In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Season lamb with salt and pepper.
  • Cook, in batches if necessary, until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer browned lamb to slow cooker insert.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan (if necessary); add onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cayenne.
  • Cook until softened, about 8 minutes.
  • Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil.
  • Add mixture to slow cooker along with chickpeas and raisins.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove lid; stir in chopped greens until wilted, about 1 minute.
  • Serve with whole wheat couscous and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 384
  Calories from Fat 225 (59%)
(39%)Total Fat 25g
(49%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(26%)Cholesterol 79mg
(10%)Sodium 241mg
(14%)Potassium 501mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(46%)Protein 23g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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