Tested till perfect Tagine Of Beef With Prunes
Tagine Of Beef With Prunes
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Tagine Of Beef With Prunes

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6


  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbstewing beef
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 4oniononions, quartered
  • 4 4garlic clovegarlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 3large carrotcarrots, chopped
  • 1 1celery stalkcelery stalks, sliced
  • 2 tsp 2tspground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1tspcoriander
  • 1 tsp 1tsppaprika
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcayenne pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsbeef stock
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuptomato paste
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspred wine vinegar
  • 1 1orangeoranges
  • 2 cups 2cupspitted pruneprunes
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgreen oniongreen onions
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If necessary, cut beef into bite-size cubes, trimming off any fat. In shallow dish, combine flour with salt ; add beef, turning to coat all over. In large heavy saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown beef all over, in batches, about 10 minutes. Transfer to plate.

Add remaining oil to pan; reduce heat to medium. Add onions, garlic, carrots, celery, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring often, for about 8 minutes or until vegetables are softened.

Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan. Add beef stock, tomato paste and vinegar. Cut off 2 long strips of orange rind; add to pan. Squeeze juice from orange to make 1/3 cup (75 mL); add to pan. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add prunes; simmer for 30 minutes or until beef is tender, uncovering if necessary to thicken sauce. Serve sprinkled with parsley and green onion.

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