October 1, 2011

Saveur Tzimmes (Root Vegetable Stew)

This weekend has been cold in my area. I actually had to dig around and find my youngest son's winter hat before going out for the day today. Granted like our weather always is in the fall it will be back up to 75 by the end of the week, but the first nip of cold air always makes me in the mood to make warm meals. Virtually all week last week I tried out various new soup and stew recipes. One of my favorite new recipes was from Saveur magazine and for Tzimmes (Root Vegetable Stew).

This recipe has 14 ingredients and the total time is approximately 3 hours. I was finally able to talk to the butcher at my local grocery store and get a great set of beef bones, so I made my own beef stock. Homemade beef stock tastes so much better and is much cheaper than the grocery store varieties. I actually forgot to add the honey and parsley at the end of the recipe. Sometimes, dinner time turns into chaos at my house and I forget last minute details. Luckily, these were optional ingredients and didn't effect the final taste of the recipe. I found that my sweet potatoes took slightly longer than the suggested hour of cooking time. Additionally, I covered the stew the last hour to ensure that the sweet potatoes became tender. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

My husband and I were surprised by how sweet and delicious this stew turned out. The prunes and sweet potatoes blend nicely with the beef, making a nice combination of savory and sweet. As expected my two boys picked out all the beef and ate none of the rest of the stew. That's normal for them and I'm glad that they at least ate the protein. Overall, a delicious fall stew recipe.

For the recipe go to Tzimmes (Root Vegetable Stew).


  1. I can't wait to try this out. I love stew!

  2. This looks so wonderful and I am sure it tastes great! I love sweet potatoes. You have such a good Blog and share wonderful recipes! This makes me so happy to pass on the Blog On Fire Award to you. You can see more details on my Blog. Take care and my best wishes to you.

  3. @MommyRehab It is a great october recipe, I love soups and stews in the colder months!

    @Dvr Dame I hope you like it, I love stews too!

    @Judy Thanks :)

  4. Following you back from Bloggy Moms! :)

    It's been getting colder here too and I was just thinking of some great soups to make - my favorite on cold days! Love this! :)

  5. Stew is such a comforting meal for me...probably because my mom used to make it when I lived at home. Thanks for this recipe, perfect for a rainy autumn day :D

  6. @Jamie I love making soup when the weather gets cold! However, it's supposed to go back up to 75 this week here :)

    @Andreea My mom used to make a lot of stew when I was growing up also, it brings back great memories :)


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