Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Dried Apricots.


If you’re looking for a hearty and flavorful meal that will satisfy your cravings and impress your guests, look no further than Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Bestnut Dried Apricots!

This delicious dish is a perfect blend of tender lamb, aromatic spices, and sweet and tangy dried apricots from Bestnut.

The addition of crunchy almonds adds a delightful texture and nutty flavour to the dish, making it a true crowd-pleaser. To create this mouth-watering casserole, start by browning the lamb in a frying pan.

Then, add in the chopped onions, garlic, and a medley of spices such as cumin, cinnamon, and coriander. The spices work together to create a rich and complex flavour profile that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Once the onions are softened and the spices are fragrant, add in the Bestnut dried apricots and almonds, along with beef stock and tomato paste. Allow the mixture to simmer and thicken, infusing the flavours of the apricots and almonds into the lamb.

The final step is to bake the casserole in the oven for 2 hours at 150 degrees until the lamb is fork-tender. Five minutes before serving, add beans, olives and chickpeas.

The sauce is thick and bubbly. The result is a dish that is both comforting and exotic, with bold flavours and a satisfying texture.

Serve it over a bed of fluffy couscous or with a side of crusty bread to soak up all the delicious sauce.

In summary, Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Bestnut Dried Apricots and Almonds is a must-try dish for anyone who loves bold flavours and hearty meals. It’s the perfect comfort food for a chilly evening or a special occasion, and it’s sure to impress your guests with its unique blend of spices and ingredients. So, fire up your oven and get ready to savour every bite of this delicious casserole!


1 Kg Stewing Lamb.

1/4 Cup Olive Oil.

2 Medium Onions.

3 Stalks of Celery with Leaves, Chopped.

6 Cloves Garlic, Crushed.

2 tsp Fresh Ginger, Grated.

175g Bestnut Dried Apricots.

25g Bestnut Almond Ground.

25g Bestnut Almonds Sliced.

1 tbsp Ground Cumin.

1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon.

2 tbsps Ground Coriander.

3 chillies deseed.

A Handful of Fresh Oregano and Rosemary.

1 tbsp Tomato Paste.

1 Tin Tomatoes.

3 Cups Beef Stock. (Cubes Are Also Ok To Use).

1 Cup White Wine.

1 Tspn Sugar.

1 Large Handful of French beans.

1 Cup Kalamata Olives.

1 Tin Chick Peas (optional)

Recipe by:
Bestnut Research & Development Team.