Beef and Sweet Potato Tagine

This recipe comes from Quinoa 365 – The Everyday Superfood.

It is supposed to be “served on a bed of quinoa” but I am making just the Tagine to put in the fridge for meals for my boys for the week!

Recipe –

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil                                               
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion                           
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger                              
  • 2 lb diced stewing beef                                  
  • 2 1/2 cup canned tomatoes, with liquid       
  • 1/2 cup water        
  • 1 tsp ground cumin    
  • 1 tsp ground coriander    
  • 1 tsp paprika       
  • 1 cinnamon stick          
  • 1 1/4 cup peeled and diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup pitted, chopped dates

Preheat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and saute the onion until softened and opaque, about 4 minutes. Add the ginger and beef chunks and brown the meat thoroughly.


Add the tomatoes, water, cumin, coriander, paprika and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil.



Add the sweet potatoes and cook uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are slightly tender.



Reduce the heat and add the chopped dates to the mixture. Continue to simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. And voila!


I think the next time that I make it, I am going to do it in the slow cooker! This would make a great slow cooker recipe. Serve over quinoa, rice, or even with pasta. Enjoy!