Having recently discovered the world of slow cooker meals, I am now completely hooked and so wanted to share this rich and aromatic, slow cooker tagine, made with turkey, squash and prunes.
Slow Cooker Tagine
A good Moroccan tagine is always high up my list when it comes to comfort food. Its so warming and vibrant and I particularly love to add prunes, which pair so well with the aromatic mix of pungent flavours. Making a slow cooker tagine is really easy and the long cooking time allows all the flavours to fully infuse. This produces a dish that is so rich and full of flavour that its hard to not lick the bowl afterwards.
Slow cooker week
For slow cooker week I used my slow cooker for all our evening meals and came up with a new and fabulous recipe for each day. The first recipe I made in my slow cooker was a glorious Italian-style Ragu, which you can find the recipe for here. Read my slow cooker week post to find out which slow cooker I’m using and why.
As this meal was for a mid-week tea I decided to go for Turkey instead of lamb or beef. That way I could save the red meat dishes (ragu and beef stew) for the weekends and keep weekdays healthier with leaner, white meats. That being said lamb or beef could easily be substituted in the recipe below.
What I will say about using turkey instead of lamb or beef, is that it doesn’t stay as tender when cooked for a long period. To get around this I kept the pieces of turkey quite small so it was easy to break up and slightly shred before serving.
I served this slow cooker tagine with a helping of rice, pieces of pitta and a scattering of parsley.
**Estimated nutritional information per serving and per 100g of Tagine without rice, pitta or toppings. If you want to find out more about how the information is calculated and the sources used, please refer to my Nutrition Information Guide.
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