Slow-cooked Beef Tagine

I’ve made this a few times now and it just tastes better each time I make it.  It’s ideal for those cold winter months and an easy one to cook in a slow cooker.  It is free on No Count.  If tracking, you would just need to weigh the beef used as the other ingredients would be 0 points.  You would also need to point what you served it with.


Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 beef medallion steaks, cut into chunks
  • a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp MyProtein sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 16 olives, chopped (4 each are free)


  1. In a bowl, mix the tomatoes, sugar-free syrup, harissa paste, cinnamon, ras el hanout, olives and garlic.
  2. Put the beef in a slow cooker and pour the above mixture over it.
  3. Add the onion, and stir through. Season to taste.
  4. I cooked this on Low for 4 hours (my slow cooker is not that slow).

Served here with bulghar wheat and chickpeas:

200g bulgar wheat

400g can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder

2 tsp coriander

10 thoughts on “Slow-cooked Beef Tagine”

      1. I did indeed. Goat is at last becoming increasingly available in the UK after being very popular elsewhere. Typically it’s very gamey flavoured but less than 5% fat per 100g. The Sainsbury’s one was about 6.5% fat so I trimmed it, dry fried it and then used kitchen towel in order to absorb any excess fat. Not sure how it fares on points though, but a very healthy protein source! xxx

  1. Hi Helen
    I tried this recipe today and I must say thank you so much ! It was super easy and super delicious.
    May I please request some more slow cooker recipes particularly a no count chilli con carne recipe ?
    Once again thank you so much for all your efforts in making ‘no count’ easy.
    Nisa xx

    1. Hi Nisa and thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe and that you’re enjoying NC too:-) There’s a Chunky Beef Chilli in the slow cooker recipes that you could adapt – use 5% fat mince instead of the chunks of beef. Instead of using flour to coat the meat, carefully stir in 15g (if needed to thicken the sauce). This would then be free on NC. 👌🏻💕 I’m adding another slow cooker recipe this week but it is a few points as I’ve used barley, and I’ve a few more to add in the run up to Christmas. Hope you have a fab week ahead. 👍🏻💕 Helen xxxxx

    1. Hi Margery, you could use a tbsp of chopped up capers but if you don’t like those, just leave that ingredient out. Hope you have a lovely day, Helen xxxx

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