Lamb with Carrots and Apricots

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 325 mins

A Moroccan-influenced lamb stew.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Serve this savory dish with couscous. You can also substitute beef for the lamb.


3 pounds boneless lean lamb, cut in 1-inch cubes, or lamb stew meat
1/2 cup flour
4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 cups onion, vertically sliced
4 cups carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 tablespoons country Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leave
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
2 cans (14-ounce) lower-sodium chicken broth
2 cups dried apricots, quartered
Chopped fresh mint


  1. In a large plastic bag, combine lamb and flour; toss well. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add lamb, in batches, and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a large slow cooker.
  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet, add onion and carrots, and cook 4 minutes. Add to slow cooker. Add mustard, thyme, salt, pepper, broth and apricots to slow cooker; stir well.  Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until lamb is tender. Garnish with chopped mint.

—Recipe by Jean Kressy



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