#Tzimmes: Join Me in Feeding the Needy

Gloria Kobrin Masbia Tzimmes GiftHi, this is Gloria Kobrin from kosherbygloria.com and I am asking you to please join me in helping Masbia feed the hungry. Masbia is a network of Kosher soup kitchens that serves 2 million meals a year to hungry men, women and children. Masbia needs our help to continue to feed those less fortunate. Donate now and with your tax deductible receipt Masbia will include a collection of 50 Tzimmes recipes from some of the best known names in Jewish cooking, including my own. That’s for any donation, and every donation counts! 



Old-Fashioned Tzimmis


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 pounds white potatoes
  • 1 pound pitted prunes
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 3 pounds Flanken
  • ¾ cupdarkbrownsugar
  • juice of 2 lemons


  • Large Dutch oven with cover
  • Oven to table serving casserole


Peel sweet potatoes and white ones. Cut potatoes into slices ½ inch thick.

Arrange some of the Flanken on the bottom of Dutch oven. Arrange slices of sweet and white potatoes over the meat. Scatter some prunes and carrots over potatoes. Sprinkle some of the brown sugar and lemon juice over this layer. Repeat this process until all the ingredients are finished. Fill the Dutch oven with water until the ingredients are barely covered. Bring to a boil on top of the stove and reduce to a simmer. Simmer ingredients for 1 ½ hours. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Carefully remove meat, potatoes, carrots and prunes from liquid. Arrange in oven to table serving dish. Place gravy in freezer several hours or in refrigerator overnight until fat congeals at the top. Remove fat. Taste gravy and adjust seasoning by adding more brown sugar and or lemon juice if necessary. Pour gravy over sweet potato mixture. Place in preheated 375 F. oven and bake for two to three hours basting constantly until gravy has thickened and glazed ingredients. Serve hot. This dish may be cooled completely and frozen.


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