Moroccan Sweet Potato Tagine

Moroccan Sweet Potato Tagine

2 tablespoons mild-flavored olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (or two 14 oz cans)
4 medium sweet potatoes
3 skinny carrots, chopped
14 oz can tomatoes
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/3 cup raisins (optional)
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons fine grain salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/4 teaspoons turmeric
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1.) Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 5 minutes. Add garlic, reduce heat slightly, and cook for 5 minutes more.

2.) Reduce heat again and add all of the spices, stirring constantly, and taking care not to let the onions burn.

3.) Add carrots, squash, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.

4.) Add tomatoes, chickpeas, and raisins, cover, and simmer for 30-50 minutes, depending on how large your chunks of vegetables are; until fork tender.

5.) Serve on a bed of cous cous.

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7 responses to “Moroccan Sweet Potato Tagine

  1. Hi
    In the moroccan recipe you write to add the broth, but there is no broth mentioned in the list of ingredients. Am cooking now and have added some chicken stock so hope it works and will be tasty….

    • Oh my goodness! I can’t believe i left the broth out of the ingredient list! 1/2 cup of broth (or stock) works beautifully. Thank you for the heads up, lady! I hope the tagine turned out well :-)

  2. This looks lovely. Was it very spicy?

    • Thank you! No, not terribly spicy, as I like tasting the sweetness of the potatoes. With just a bit more pepper, I imagine it would be quite yummy!

  3. Thanks for writing back! I prefer dishes that are more flavourful than spicy which is why I asked.. the curry powder always has me a bit on edge (pepper flakes I would omit) but otherwise it looked really tasty!

    • No need to worry about overpowering spiciness with this dish! The pepper and curry powder serve to enhance the flavors of the vegetables – I definitely would include some pepper.

  4. Hi Emily! This was so good! Thx to you mon bf now knows how to make something other than ratatouille.

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