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Short Rib Tsimmes


"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 cals
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.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1363 calories; 60.9 g fat; 176.3 g carbohydrates; 37.5 g protein; 124 mg cholesterol; 664 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 ...