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Beef and Potato Tzimmes

No recipe image available.A festive, honey-sweetened beef, potato and dried fruit stew.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided use
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut in 1 1/2-inch chunks
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups sliced (1-inch thick) carrots
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 cups cubed (1-inch thick) potato
2 cups cubed (1-inch thick) sweet potato
1/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 ounces dried apricots
4 ounces pitted prunes
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in heavy 5-quart pot over medium heat. Add beef and brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan, add remaining oil, if necessary, and sauté onion until tender.
  2. Return beef to pan; add carrots, salt and about 4 cups water to cover ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Add potatoes, sweet potatoes, honey, cinnamon and pepper; stir and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until potatoes are barely cooked.
  4. Add dried fruit and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Liquid should be slightly thickened. If necessary, dissolve flour in 3 tablespoons water and stir into stew; return to simmer, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with parsley before serving, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.