Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tajin of Beef with Peas and Artichokes

     It seems to me that a lot of people like Moroccan cuisine, so I decided to prepare another Tajin for you. If you want to know more about this Moroccan dish, please read my first post: Tajin of Potatoes

     Well, I don't know a Moroccan who does not like Tajin of beef with peas and artichokes! It's one of the most famous actually. I love it, and I like cooking it for my family and my guests too. it's simple, healthy, and extremely delicious. However, I don't cook it in a Tajin all the time, I often use a pressure cooker to save time. So, If you don't have a Tajin, you can try this recipe in a pan, if you have enough time, or a pressure cooker, if you don't. I chose to cook it in a Tajin just to be 90% traditional Moroccan dish. You know what would make it a 100%? a coal fire! I will show you first my small Tajin which I already mentioned in my first post, 

and now here is the gorgeous dish you may want to try soon,


- 300g beef
- 400 to 500g peas 
- Some artichoke hearts (I used 4, you may add more)
- 1 sliced onion
- 2 Tbsp chopped parsley and coriander 
- 2 Tbsp olive oil 
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 quarter of pickled lemon
- 1 cup of water (or as needed)
- Salt, pepper, ginger, turmeric, and a pinch of saffron.


1- Leave the peas, artichokes and the lemon peal aside. Mix all the other ingredients (don't miss the lemon flesh) and cook on low heat until the onion is slightly translucent.

 2- Add water and cover the Tajin (or the pan) then cook for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the meat is almost cooked. (reduce cooking time if you are using a pressure cooker)

3- Place the peas, artichokes, and the lemon peel. Add some water if needed, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the veggies are done.

That's it, now you may enjoy your fantastic Tajin!




  1. Yes I DO confirm that all what you cook is delicious!
    I will be the best fan of this blog and its yummy recipes!
    Keep cooking with love cuz its simply tastes better and better!


  2. Tank you for your kind words sugar :) Happy to hear that from you!