Moroccan Lamb Sausage Tagine with Chickpeas


Moroccan Lamb Sausage Tagine with Chickpeas

This dish features aromatic lamb sausages simmered with chickpeas in a fragrant sauce of tomatoes and traditional Moroccan spices, served in a classic tagine for a hearty and delicious dinner.

Prep Time:


Cook Time:

1hr 30mins



  • 6 Moroccan Lamb Sausages
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can of diced tomatoes
  • 500ml chicken or vegetable stock (or replace with bone broth for a healthy bonus!)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh coriander, chopped (for garnish)
  • Serve with couscous or bread
Cooking Instructions
  1. Preparation of Lamb Sausages: Cut the lamb sausages into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

  2. Sautéing Vegetables: In a large tagine or heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, cooking until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Spices: Stir in the ground cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, cinnamon, and ginger. Cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.

  4. Sausage and Chickpeas: Add the cut lamb sausages to the pot. Cook until they start to brown, approximately 5-7 minutes. Add the drained chickpeas, diced tomatoes, sliced carrots, courgette, and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Simmer: Pour in the stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the tagine or pot, and let it simmer gently for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. The sauce should thicken, and the vegetables should become tender.

  6. Final Touches: Check the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or spices according to your taste. If the tagine is too thick, add a little more stock or water to reach the desired consistency.

  7. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander just before serving. Serve your Moroccan Lamb Sausage Tagine with chickpeas hot, accompanied by couscous or fresh bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Enjoy your Moroccan culinary adventure! This dish combines the aromatic spices typical of North African cuisine with the hearty, comforting elements of a traditional stew.