September 18, 2019

Moroccan apple and sweet potato beef stew #AppleWeek

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Bowl of Moroccan apple and sweet potato beef stew with couscous.

Moroccan spices combine in this unique beef stew full of sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins for a warming, hearty, and delicious autumn meal. This is a delicious dish for a cool or rainy fall day to warm you right up.

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#AppleWeek continues with a post using one of my favorite apples - Envy apples! I knew I wanted to make at least one savory apple recipe this week and this stew was a yummy choice. 

This recipe contains apple cider as well - a fall staple in our house. We love apples and apple recipes in our home and look forward to apple season every year.

Apples and sweet potatoes go so well together and both of them are perfect for pairing with spices and a little bit of heat because of their sweetness. This stew is so full of so many delicious flavors and different textures. The apples retain a bit of their crispiness, which I really enjoy.

I love the warm Moroccan spices like cinnamon, coriander, and ginger with apples for a beef stew that is a change-up from the usual beef stew. There is quite a long list of spices needed for this stew. I do tend to keep a very well-stocked spice cabinet since I cook a lot and cook all sorts of cuisines. They are all spices that you can use in many different ways though.
Couscous rounds out this dish along with some crunchy almonds and fresh parsley. It's a lovely autumn meal to add to your menu this fall. My husband and I really enjoy this dish and I think this meal will be a favorite once you give it a try! 

Don't forget to check out the bottom of this post to see all of the apple recipes we are sharing today. I'm sure you will find a lot of new and creative apple recipes to try this year!

Serving bowl of Moroccan apple and sweet potato beef stew.

Yield: 4 servings

Moroccan Apple & Sweet Potato Beef Stew

Moroccan spices combine in this unique beef stew full of sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins for a warming, hearty, and delicious autumn meal.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 large Envy apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • minced parsley, for serving
  • 8 oz. couscous, cooked to package directions


How to cook Moroccan Apple & Sweet Potato Beef Stew

  1. In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the stew beef, onion, and a good pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Let the beef brown and then stir. Add in the spices (cinnamon through red pepper) and stir well. When the beef is browned on all sides, stir in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Stir in the sweet potatoes, raisins, tomato sauce, apple cider, and beef broth and let the mixture come to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir in the apple. Continue to simmer, stirring often, until the beef and sweet potatoes are tender (if the stew gets too dry, add another splash of cider/broth). Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed.
  3. Serve hot in bowls with couscous and top each bowl with some sliced almonds and parsley.


Since I am feeding small kids, I only used a small amount of red pepper. Add more for bigger heat kick.
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Moroccan apple and sweet potato beef stew with spoon.

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  1. What a neat dish! I love Moroccan-spiced food, and this is a fun twist on a traditional dish. Thanks!

  2. Love using apples in savory dishes and it goes so well with the sweet potatoes.

  3. The stew looks incredibly flavourful and tasty. A great idea of using apples in savoury stews.

  4. I'm really going to have make this one! It sounds AMAZING!

  5. I can't wait to add this to my menu planner! I love everything about this!

  6. I do enjoy Moroccan flavors and this looks absolutely delicious. It looks like a really good cold weather meal!

  7. We just got back from Morocco! I would love this with a good chunk of that bread they served us!

  8. Wow, what a great looking stew. Love the flavors in this. Perfect Fall meal.

  9. I am so craving this right now. And Moroccan recipes in autumn seem to go together!

  10. A perfect dish to welcome fall. I can eat a big bowlful right now!

  11. This flavor profile just screams 'Autumn!' to me. I can't wait to try it.

  12. What a delicious, hearty dish! I love the warm spices and flavors!

  13. This stew definitely screams "autumn". Lots of great flavors into a hearty and healthy dish. I wonder is lamb would work in place of beef. What do you think?

  14. Amazingly delicious combination of flavors. I love, love, love this.


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