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Moroccan Beef and Lentils


  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Method: One pot
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seed (the spice)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dried split red lentils
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, cut into quarters

Instructions

Stove Top Instructions

  1. In a large pot, saute the ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until the ground beef is cooked through.
  2. Add the carrots, spices, salt, and pepper. Cook 1 more minute.
  3. Then add the broth, tomatoes, lentils, and honey. Turn the heat down to low. Simmer until the lentils are cooked.
  4. Add the raisins and apricots.
  5. Serve over brown rice with a side dish of green beans.

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Saute the ground beef, onion, garlic, spices, salt and pepper over medium heat until the ground beef is cooked through.
  2. Then add the carrots, broth, tomatoes, lentils, and honey. Stir to mix.
  3. Select Manual and choose 5 minutes.
  4. Use your release method of choice.
  5. Add the raisins and apricots and stir.
  6. Serve over brown rice with a side dish of green beans.

Notes

  • To make the meal vegetarian, omit the ground beef and add an additional cup of lentils and 2 cups of broth. Saute onions in 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Substitute vegetarian broth for the beef broth.
  • To make the meal vegan, also substitute the honey for 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 20
  • Sodium: 296
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Fiber: 6.5
  • Protein: 24

Keywords: Moroccan Beef Stew

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