Beef Tajine with Onion and Raisins

Moroccan Tajine or Tagine (either way is right) is a dish that contains meat with veggies or fruits. It can be sweet or salty. You can make a chicken, beef or lamb tajine. Usually the beef in the tajine is a big cut of meat with bones and a layer of fat. You can use either the thigh or the shoulder of the cow or a favorite cut of meat.

If not cooking on charcoal, Moroccans tend to use the pressure cooker to cook it. The crockpot also works perfectly since slow cooking makes this dish very tasty.

This easy tajine recipe features a savory combination of beef, onion and raisins in a sweet sauce. 



2 lbs of Beef

1 lb of Small Onions

200 Grams of Raisins

One Medium Size Diced Onion

2 Tbsp of Diced Cilantro

3 Garlic Cloves

1/2 Cube of Chicken Bullion 

1 Tsp of Ground Ginger

1/2 Tsp of Ground Coriander

1/2 Tsp of Saffron

1/2 Tsp of Turmeric (Moroccan Yellow Spice)

2 Tsp of Butter

Salt and Black Pepper

1/2 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon

2 Tbsp of Olive Oil

1 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil

How to Prepare:

For using a normal cooking pot double the time.


In a pressure cooker on high heat, place the beef with diced onion, spices (minus the ground cinnamon),   garlic, chicken bullion, and butter stirring all together unil the beef water dries for about 9 minutes. 

Add the olive oil, the vegetable oil, and the diced cilantro to the beef and lower the flame to low-medium heat for about 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Peel the small onions and place in water. Soak the raisins in water as well.

Once the beef is brown and a bit dry, add 2 cups of boiling water and close the pressure cooker cover on tightly and cook on high heat for 25 to 30 minutes.

Drain the onion and raisins and add to the beef with the ground cinnamon with 3/4 cup of boiling water and cover the pressure cooker tightly and let it cook on high heat for 10 minutes.

If onion is not fully cooked after 10 minutes, cook for 5 more minutes uncovered and then serve.

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2 Responses to Beef Tajine with Onion and Raisins

  1. bebs1 says:

    I definitely would love to make this! Thank you!

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