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Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Tzimmes

10 - 14
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
8 hr 24 min
24 min
8 hr
Honey-sweetened tzimmes is a classic dish for Rosh Hashanah. Toss the ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning.


Frozen chopped onions

7 oz, about 2 cups

Uncooked lean and trimmed beef brisket

3 pound(s), lean,trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces (boneless)

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), large, minced

Uncooked sweet potato(es)

2 large, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks

Uncooked baby carrots

½ pound(s), cut in half if large

Uncooked new potato(es)

8 small, cut in half (unpeeled)


1 cup(s), pitted

Fresh lemon juice

4 tbsp(s), divided (from 2 small lemons)


5 tsp(s), divided

Table salt

1½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ pinch

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp(s)

Canned beef broth

1 cup(s)


  1. Place onion, beef, garlic, sweet potatoes, carrots, new potatoes, prunes, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon and broth; stir well.
  2. Cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours. About 5 minutes before serving, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and remaining 2 teaspoons of honey; cover and cook on low for 5 minutes.
  3. Yields about 1 1/2 cups of solids and gravy per serving.


For a thicker gravy, spoon 1 tablespoon of flour into a cup and stir in 1/4 cup of the tzimmes liquid until the mixture is lump-free. Add the flour mixture to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. (Adding the flour does not affect the recipe’s Points value.)