Meat with prunes

This is one of my favourite dishes. It's a Moroccan meat stew with a prune (and apricot) topping. Serve with rice.

Note: This recipe is in progress. The next time I make it I'll take measurements, but today it's whatever it is.


Red meat (lamb, beef, etc)
idk some amount that's enough for two people. use a cut that's good for stews
1 whole large onion. two medium ones? idk onions are great can't go wrong
Dried prunes
Like 7
Dried apricots
Like 6
A few sticks or a bunch of powder
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
optional Saffron
(idk how much i don't have any saffron)
1/3 cup
1 inch (?)
2 cloves (I did 3)
To taste


Meat and onion stew

  1. mince the ginger
  2. Dice the onion(s)
  3. Salt the meat
  4. Heat some oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat
  5. Add the cinnamon sticks, cumin, and freshly ground black pepper
  6. Add the meat and brown it
  7. Remove meat from heat. Add onions and turmeric
  8. Cook until the onions are translucent
  9. Add the ginger and garlic, cook for 30 seconds
  10. Add the meat back in, as well as enough water to cover.
  11. Add about a tablespoon of sugar
  12. Lower the heat to a simmer and let cook for a couple of hours, or until the meat is tender.

Prunes (and apricots)

These instructions apply to both the prunes and apricots

  1. Place dried fruit into a saucepan along with a stick of cinnamon over medium heat
  2. Add enough boiling water to cover
  3. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until most of the water evaporates (the liquid in the saucepan should coat a spoon)
  4. Add a little bit of sugar (or honey)
  5. Reduce for a few more minutes


Put the meat and onion stew in some sort of serving dish. Top it with the prunes (and apricots), and then sprinkle some toasted or fried almonds.