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Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine

This slow cooker lamb tagine recipe will help you make an easy one-pot meal that can be served on its own or over couscous, rice or pasta.

Lamb tagine is a Moroccan dish that is traditionally cooked in an earthenware pot with a conical lid called a tajine. The lamb and vegetables are gently simmered until the meat falls off the bone, creating this aromatic stew of flavors.

slow cooker lamb tagine on plate

How To Make Lamb Tagine In A Slow Cooker

You can use any type of cut of lamb (shoulder, leg or shank) for this recipe but I recommend using boneless shoulder because it’s cheaper and has more flavour.

Like my other slow cooker recipes, there are not many steps involved in preparing this meal, once the ingredients below have been prepared, everything gets added to the slow cooker and mixed together.

What You Need

For exact measurements please scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

ingredients for slow cooker lamb tagine
  • Slow cooker (I used a 6.5L but you can use any size)
  • Lamb, diced
  • Onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon
  • Harissa chilli paste (available at most supermarkets)
  • Dried apricots
  • Runny honey
  • Chickpeas (I use tinned)
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Lamb or chicken stock

Add Everything To The Slow Cooker

ingredients in slow cooker for lamb tagine

Once you have prepared the ingredients add everything to the slow cooker and stir together. Put the lid on and cook for around 8 to 10 hours on low.

lamb tagine ingredients in slow cooker

The lamb should be soft and tender by this stage. You can eat it before this time but the longer you leave it, the softer it will be.

slow cooker lamb tagine and rice served on plates

What To Serve With Slow Cooked Lamb Tagine

Lamb tagine goes well with rice or couscous.

How Long Does Lamb Tagine Last?

If you have any leftovers, lamb tagine can last in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

slow cooker lamb tagine

Slow Cooker Resources

I hope you enjoyed this slow cooker recipe – let me know in the comments how it went! If you want more recipes to make in your slow cooker you might be interested in;

slow cooker lamb tagine recipe

Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Lamb Tagine is perfect for the slow cooker. The long cooking time ensures the lamb is soft and tender and fully infused with the Moroccan spices.


  • 600g lamb, diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. fresh root ginger, grated/1tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. Harissa chilli paste
  • 200g dried apricots
  • 1 tbsp. runny honey
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml lamb or chicken stock
  • Seasoning according to taste


    1. Add everything to the slow cooker and stir together.
    2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4, until lamb is tender.

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