Mrouzia Lamb (Moroccan Lamb Stew) Recipe

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Mrouzia Lamb (Moroccan Lamb Stew)

Serves 4 to 6

Mrouzia lamb is a traditional Moroccan dish made with lamb, honey, raisins, and spices. The lamb is slow-cooked until tender, and the resulting dish is rich, flavorful, and slightly sweet. Mrouzia lamb is a festive dish often served during special occasions and holidays. We love it over couscous or with warm, toasted flat bread!


  • 1/2 bunch parsley, leaves picked and sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup vegetable stock, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon ras el hanout (Moroccan spice mix)
  • 1 large yellow onion, 1/2-inch sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 pounds lamb shoulder, cut into 1-inch or 2-inch chunks


  1. Pat lamb dry with a paper towel. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil.
  2. Working in batches, sear lamb pieces on all sides. Remove browned lamb and set aside on a plate. Season with salt.
  3. In the same pot, add onion and cook until soft and browned on edges, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, ras el hanout, and saffron. Stir for a few seconds to toast the spices.
  5. Add lamb and any collected juices; then pour in vegetable stock.
  6. Cover pot with lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until lamb is fork-tender. Check occasionally, giving it a quick stir. If it appears dry, add a few tablespoons water, as needed.
  7. Remove from heat. Uncover and stir in honey and raisins. Season with additional salt, to taste. Replace lid and let stand 15 minutes so that the raisins have a chance to plump.
  8. Just before serving, garnish with almonds and chopped parsley.


Amount Per Serving (based on 6 servings)
Protein: 41 g
Added Sugars: 5 g
Total Sugar: 14 g
Fiber: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Sodium: 190 mg
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 120 mg
Total Fat: 26 g
Calories: 480
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