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Moroccan Merguez and Vegetable Tagine Recipe
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    As you may know, we are big fans of merguez, a spicy Middle Eastern lamb sausage, so a merguez tagine was naturally a big hit at our last test kitchen. For many people across North Africa, tagine is the quintessential comfort food, cooked in a vessel also called a tagine. You can use a Dutch oven or other heavy pot if you don't have a tagine. This dish can include any number of ingredients — feel free to use fish instead of meat — and can easily be made vegetarian. Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients; I usually go with whatever meat and vegetables I have on hand and that's what this dish is about. Simply toss the ingredients in a pot with the archetypal Moroccan spices: cinnamon, turmeric and cumin, allow to simmer in stock and serve over hot, fluffy couscous.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound merguez sausage
    • 2 onions, sliced
    • 1 fennel bulb, halved and sliced
    • 1 lemon, quartered
    • 1/2 pound carrots, peeled, cut into fourths, then sliced lengthwise
    • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 cup green olives, pitted
    • 1/2 pound zucchini, cut into fourths, then sliced lengthwise
    • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
    • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
    • 1/2 cup golden raisins
    • 1/2 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 3 teaspoons cumin
    • 3 cups chicken stock
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 1 10-ounce box couscous

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 686 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 43 g 66.62%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 30.35%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 21 mg 6.92%
    • Sodium: 802 mg 33.43%
    • Calcium: 92 mg 9.22%
    • Potassium: 583 mg 16.64%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 21.4%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 63 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 38.49%
    • Sugar: 37 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 181.8%
    • Vitamin C 32.96%
    • Vitamin D 0.29%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit3
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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