PointsPlus Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Stew

PointsPlus Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Stew
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Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Stew

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Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Stew

This traditional Jewish dish is also known as tzimmes. Its super easy to make with the help of a slow cooker. Sweetened with honey, sweet potatoes, and prunes, it’s a hale and hearty comfort food sure to ward off the cold weather blues. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen onions, chopped
  • 3 pounds lean boneless beef brisket, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces   
  • 2 medium-sized cloves garlic, minced   
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks   
  • ½ pound baby carrots, halved if large
  • 8 small new potatoes, halved 
  • 16 prunes, pitted*
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt   
  • ½ teaspoons black pepper   
  • ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon   
  • 1 cup canned beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon flour (optional)

Directions

Place the 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 the salt, pepper, cinnamon, and broth; stir well.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours. About 5 minutes before serving, stir in the remaining lemon juice and honey; cover and cook on low for 5 minutes.**

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.