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Slow Cooker Tajine with White Beans

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.

I find that white beans were some of the first types of beans my kids really liked. Probably because they’re creamy and not overly “beany”. But, they can take a long time to cook until they’re soft. That’s why making white beans in a slow cooker is a great idea – you don’t have to really do anything but toss them in! Soaking in advance also makes a huge difference.

Slow Cooker Tajine with White Beans
Yield: 4-6 servings

Slow Cooker Tajine with White Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 hours 6 minutes

A slow-cooked meal you can throw in as you go out the door to work and come how to a filling meal.


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • a handful of Italian parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 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 cups of water (enough to cover the beans and meat)


    The directions are pretty straightforward - throw it all in the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for about 6 hours.

    I would suggest cutting your meat into smaller pieces so that it cooks through more evenly and increases the flavor.

    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 the liquid is reduced.

    I like to smash some of the beans as well in the end and mix them through the liquid to thicken it.

You don’t have to use meat in this recipe – using just white beans works great too!!

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Saturday 3rd of June 2023

When we lived in Morocco all those years ago, beef wasn't plentiful. Bet this would be great with lamb. Thanks for the recipe.

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