#Tzimmes: Join Me in Feeding the Needy

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Tzimmes with Beets, Turnips, and Beef


  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds flank, chuck, or brisket of beef
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup honey, or to taste
  • 8 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1 turnip, coarsely grated
  • 1 beet, coarsely grated
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and quartered (optional)


Mix 2 teaspoons of the salt and pepper and rub it into the beef. Place in a Dutch oven or heavy pot with the onions and brown slowly over medium heat. Add the flour, mixing well. Add the water, stirring, until it comes to a boil. Cover and simmer slowly for about 1 hour.

Mix the honey in with the meat, then add the vegetables and remaining salt. Cover and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for an hour and a half, removing the cover for the last 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


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