421 – Beef Tagine with Apples / طاجين اللحم بالتفاح

Ingredients

Caramelized apples (cooked separately):

  • 2 big apples
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sauce from the meat tagine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water

Decoration

  • sesame seeds

Directions

A- Cooking the Meat
1- Refer to this video

B- Preparing the Apples
2- Peel the apples, quarter them, and the remove the core. Cut each quarter into two.
3- Squeeze lemon juice over the apples so they don’t turn brown.
4- In a large saucepan, on medium heat, melt the butter.
5- Add 1 cup of the tagine sauce to the butter.
6- place the apples pieces in the sauce pan. Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the apples. Cover and cook for around 15 minutes or until the apples slices are softened.
7- Once the apples are tender, add honey and orange blossom water. Gently mix the apples, set the heat to low, and cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce becomes thick and syrupy.

C- Final steps
8- To serve the tagine, first plate the meat, Pour the sauce over and around the meat pieces, top with caramelized apples, and finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Serve immediately with crusty bread. Hmmm… delicious.
Bon appetit!