Well, Winter had finally arrived! Yeah for all the warming dished I can make and Boo for the cold morning bike rides to work!
I love the combination of fruits with meats and this one works a treat. The prunes are given some extra love by first soaking them, then giving them a slow warm bath with the gravy from the tagine, some lemon zest, extra cinnamon and some sugar. This is then stirred into the tagine, oh my its a winner!
|Ingredients for Slow Cooked Beef and Prune Tagine|
|Finely chop 2 red onions|
|In a bowl, combine onions, ground ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric and some oil|
|Stir well to combine|
|Add diced meat and again stir well to coat|
|Add can of diced tomatoes, water and half of the toasted almonds slivers. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, giving it a good stir every 2 to 3 hours|
|For the prunes. Soak the prunes for 20 minutes in boiled water. Drain and combine with 1 cup of cooking liquid, zest of 1 lemon, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar|
|Bring this mixture to a boil, turn heat down and let it bubble away for 15 minutes|
|Add prune mixture to cooked tagine and mix well. Serve topped with the rest of the toasted slivered almonds sprinkled over|