My honey's request for this year's Seder: short ribs in a sweet root vegetable stew, sweetened with honey and prunes. Can be made vegetarian without the meat, or substitute stew meat of choice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season short ribs with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions in hot oil until softened and translucent, 7 to 10 minutes; transfer to a bowl

  • Reduce heat to medium and add remaining tablespoon oil to the skillet. Cook short ribs in hot oil until browned on all sides, 2 to 4 minutes per side; transfer to a slow cooker.

  • Stir sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, prunes, honey, and cloves together in a large bowl. Pour onion mixture over short ribs into slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1363 calories; protein 37.5g 75% DV; carbohydrates 176.3g 57% DV; fat 60.9g 94% DV; cholesterol 124.2mg 41% DV; sodium 663.9mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2018
I adapted the recipe for the oven added a small can of tomato paste and red wine and my family raved about over Passover. I set the oven at 300 and cooked a double batch of this for 3-3 1/2 hours. So juicy and tender! Read More

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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2014
I found a 3 lb bag of prunes in my pantry that I didn't know what to do with so I went a-huntin' for prune cooking. I have no idea what a tsimmes is but holy hannah it's sweet. Like sweeter then anything I have ever made for desert. I have looked at a few other recipes for tsimmes and it seems like they are all very sweet so maybe that is what it is supposed to be like? Either way it was good. I used 3 large sweet potatoes instead of 4 and it was still a LOT OF SWEET POTATOES! It filled my crock pot as full as it has ever been. I would use only 2 next time. I would also leave out the honey. Those prunes and the sweet potato are so sweet already you don't need the honey! The cloves were delicious and the ribs turned out to DIE for. Unfortunately due to the sweetness we will likely just pick out the meat and not enjoy the stew. Thank you for such an interesting recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2014
I found a 3 lb bag of prunes in my pantry that I didn't know what to do with so I went a-huntin' for prune cooking. I have no idea what a tsimmes is but holy hannah it's sweet. Like sweeter then anything I have ever made for desert. I have looked at a few other recipes for tsimmes and it seems like they are all very sweet so maybe that is what it is supposed to be like? Either way it was good. I used 3 large sweet potatoes instead of 4 and it was still a LOT OF SWEET POTATOES! It filled my crock pot as full as it has ever been. I would use only 2 next time. I would also leave out the honey. Those prunes and the sweet potato are so sweet already you don't need the honey! The cloves were delicious and the ribs turned out to DIE for. Unfortunately due to the sweetness we will likely just pick out the meat and not enjoy the stew. Thank you for such an interesting recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2018
I adapted the recipe for the oven added a small can of tomato paste and red wine and my family raved about over Passover. I set the oven at 300 and cooked a double batch of this for 3-3 1/2 hours. So juicy and tender! Read More