On Sunday, I decided to make a Moroccan Stew in my crockpot. It was super easy & the house smelled great all day! Tonight, I cooked up a few greens & topped them with the reheated stew — quick, tasty, healthy dinner! I’m excited to use the stew throughout the week. I could serve it with grilled vegetables, top it with a fried egg, mix it in with rice , or just have it as a quick side.

[Slowcook Sunday] Moroccan Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours


  • 1 Medium red onion, diced
  • 2 Sweet peppers, red & yellow, chopped
  • 1 eggplant, chopped
  • 1 summer squash, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 4 - 6 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dried chickpeas, soaked
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dried black beans, soaked
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (I used the roasted variety)
  • 1 tablespoon of each: Cinnamon, Allspice, Chili Pepper, Cumin
  • About a tablespoon of your favorite oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup of liquid - broth if you have it, cooking wine, water will even work


  1. If you are using dried beans, soak them in water for at least 4 hours, or overnight
  2. When you are ready to get started, chop up the vegetables you are going to use. I had an eggplant, 2 peppers and a few carrots, so I used those. I think almost anything could be great!
  3. I ended up adding a summer squash near the end. If you want any vegetables in the stew less cooked, hold on to them!
  4. Load up the crockpot with the chopped veggies, dried beans, can of diced tomatoes, diced garlic, your choice of oil, the spices, a splash of vinegar & whatever liquid you are using.
  5. Mix everything together & turn the crockpot on high.
  6. The best part -- wait for it to cook & let your house fill with delicious smells! You can stir every once in awhile & check on it, but it can be left entirely alone.
  7. After 5 hours, I decided to add a Summer squash & golden raisins. I stirred them in & then turned the crockpot on "low".
  8. After some time (when I got hungry) I decided the dish was done... I had a bowl for dinner & then packed up the rest for leftovers! The great thing about crockpots is that they are so low-maintenance, it's hard to overcook! So awesome.
  9. Enjoy (tonight, and many more meals to come)