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Yom-Tov Tzimmes

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Category: Main Dish, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 4 lb Boneless Chuck Roast Or
  • Brisket -- trimmed of fat
  • 1 tb Oil
  • 3 c Hot Water
  • 1 c Orange Juice
  • 3 tb Honey
  • 3 tb Dark Brown Sugar -- packed
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon -- ground
  • 1/2 ts Ginger -- ground
  • 5 md Carrots -- cut in 2 in.
  • Pieces
  • 3 md Sweet Potatoes -- peeled and
  • Cubed
  • 1 1/2 lb Butternut Squash -- peeled
  • And cubed
  • 8 oz Pitted Prunes
  • 5 oz Dried Apricots
  • Corn Starch And Cold Water
  • Optional


In a 6 quart or larger, oven proof pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over
medium-high heat; then brown the meat on all sides. Drain off any excess
fat. Add the water, juice, honey and brown sugar, and cover the pot. Bring
to a boil; then lower the heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Toward the end
of this time, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Randomly arrange carrots, sweet
potatoes, squash, prunes and apricots around and on top of meat.Cover pot
and transfer to oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours; uncover pot and bake for
additional 1 - 2 hours, or until roast is fork-tender. Use a slotted spoon
to remove vegetables and fruit from the pot and put them in a serving bowl.
Transfer roast to platter or carving board. If sauce in pot is too thin,
either boil it down to desired consistency, or use a thickener. For the
latter, combine 1 tablespoon each of cornstarch and cold water, and stir
the mixture into the hot broth; then bring the sauce to a boil. If
necessary, add more thickener until desired consistency of sauce is

Cut the roast into thick slices against the grain of the meat. Pour some of
the sauce over the meat and vegetables. Serve the remainder on the side in
a sauceboat or small pitcher.

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