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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Morroccan Beef Stew

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 3/4 pounds beef tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup halved pitted Kalamata olives
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lemon peel

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Working in batches, add beef to pan and brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per batch. Transfer to plate. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion, carrot, and garlic to pan. Cook until vegetables are soft, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Add spices; stir 1 minute. Add broth, olives, raisins, and cilantro; bring to boil. Simmer until juices thicken, about 5 minutes. Add beef and any accumulated juices and lemon peel to pan. Stir to warm through and serve.

I made this receipe with elk and let it simmer in the slow cooker all day. The meat turned out tender, flavorful, and delicious

1 comment:

  1. Hey cavegirl!! Just found your blog while searching for paleo veggie dip. Love it! My husband and I just started the 10-wk Paleo Challenge at our local CrossFit (CrossFit Ktown in Knoxville, TN) and we are busy collecting recipes. I am a dietitian, so you can imagine how much time it took me to buy into some of the Paleo stuff, haha. But we started cutting back on starches and sweets a few months ago and feel great. The Challenge is tough b/c I am SUCH a foodie, and I'm used to eating whatever I want in small portions, so my struggle is finding Paleo dishes that are AWESOME, and will also fill me up. I have no intention of sacrificing flavor!! We are not in it for weight loss, so making sure we're eating enough is a challenge. We have awesome coaches, too. Anyway, just wanted to pop by! I have a food blog called The Food Hound ( so you can see my love of all things rich and fabulous :) I'll be blogging about some of the new dishes I'll be trying- you should check it out! I love some of the ones you have posted on your site- esp the dip, which I will make today!!