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Short Rib Tsimmes

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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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8 h 30 m servings 1363
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Season short ribs with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Stir sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, prunes, honey, and cloves together in a large bowl. Pour onion mixture over short ribs into slow cooker.
  5. Cook on Low for 8 hours.


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  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1363 calories; 60.9 176.3 37.5 124 664 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 hou...