Low Carb Slow Cooker Lamb and Eggplant Tagine

  • on May 8, 2020

Low Carb Slow Cooker Lamb and Eggplant Tagine

Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:5 hours
Total Time:5 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Slow Cooker, Sugar Free
Keywords: lamb, lamb tagine, slow cooked, slow-cooker, tagine
Servings: 4 serves


  • 4 lamb shanks or 800 gms diced lamb lamb shoulder or lamb leg can be used as well
  • 1 large or 2 small eggplant cut into chunky fingers
  • 400 gms /14 oz diced tinned tomato sugar free
  • 2 medium onions halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne-or to taste… spicy!!
  • a pinch cloves
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • juice and rind of half a lemon
  • A pinch of saffron crushed and steeped in a little water for 30 minutes- optional
  • 2 tablespoons Lakanto Monkfruit Golden or sweetener substitute
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  • Turn the slow cooker onto high.
  • Sprinkle the spices over both sides of lamb shanks and add the sliced onions.
  • Mix the tinned tomato, lemon juice, and sweetener together and pour over the lamb. Add the eggplant fingers around the lamb and coat in juices.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the lemon zest.
  • Cook for 3-4 hours on high 6-8 hours on medium, or until cooked and tender. Add the saffron water just before serving.
  • To serve, sprinkle with fresh chopped coriander or parsley and serve with Cauliflower Mash, Cauliflower Cous Cous or Cauliflower Rice

Recipe Notes

Various Cooking Times Cook on medium for approximately 4-6 hours or on low for approximately 8 hours.


If you use a leg of lamb, you will need to cook for longer, depending on how large the leg is. I generally cook a leg of lamb for about 3 hours on high and 4 hours on medium/low.


Note that I’ve tried to make this without using any sweetener bit it just doesn’t taste right. I used Monk fruit but you could use Stevia or your preferred sweetener and adjust to taste.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 3g
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