Our schedule has been getting consistently busier as my boys are getting older so I’ve had to start playing with the slow cooker a bit. A few weeks ago I tried another recipe without telling the family that I made it in the slow cooker (they tend to be slow cooker-phobic). They really liked it so I plan to use it a lot more. Last night was swimming class and around 3pm I threw this in.
Slow Cooker Tajine with Beef and White Beans
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- handful of italian parsley finely chopped
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp corriander
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp hot paprika
- 1/2 of a preserved lemon
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1/2 pound beef (bone in or out your choice)
- 2 cups white beans – soaked at least 6 hrs preferably overnight
- 3-4 cups of water (enough to cover the beans and meat)
The directions are pretty straight forward – throw it all in the crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for about 6 hours. If everything is cooked through and there is still a good bit of water left, pour the contents into a large pot on the stove and boil until liquid is reduced.
You don’t have to use meat in this recipe – using just white beans works great too!!