Chilli Marrakech

If you love spicy, aromatic dishes like tagine, this one-pot will become an instant favourite – it uses lean lamb mince but beef also works

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook 1 hr (plus heating from frozen)
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 357
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 17g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 28g
  • salt 1.2g


  • 1½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 x 400g packs lean lamb mince
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tbsp ground coriander
  • 3 tbsp harissa
  • 3 red peppers, deseeded and cut into large chunks
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
  • 2 x 20g packs coriander, most chopped, a few leaves left whole to serve
  • 500ml beef or lamb stock, made with 2 cubes


  1. Heat your largest non-stick wok or pan, tip in the cumin seeds and toast for a few secs. Remove. Add the oil to the pan and fry the onions for 5 mins until starting to colour. Add the mince, ginger and garlic, and cook, breaking up the mince with your wooden spoon, until no longer pink. Drain any excess liquid or fat from the pan.

  2. Stir in the tomatoes, toasted cumin, remaining spices and harissa – add more spice if you like an extra kick. Add the peppers, chickpeas, three-quarters of the chopped coriander and the stock. Cover and cook for 40 mins, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. Cool, then stir in the remaining chopped coriander. Can be served or frozen at this point.

  3. Pack into freezer bags and smooth the mince through the bag to flatten. Use within 3 months. To serve, remove from the bags and heat from frozen in a pan on the hob with a little water until bubbling hot, then scatter with coriander.

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