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Beef Tzimmes With Butternut Squash (meat)

Eileen Goltz | Meat

Ingredients

2 lbs boneless stew meat, trimmed of fat
1-2 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 to 4 large carrots, peeled and cut in 1 inch chunks
salt and pepper
2 to 2 1/2 cups water
2 lbs butternut squash
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups prunes, pitted


Instructions

Cut beef in 1 1/2- 2 inch pieces and pat them dry. Heat 1 tablespoons oil in a heavy stew pan. Add beef cubes in 2 batches, browning each lightly on all sides over medium-high heat and removing browned meat with a slotted spoon to a plate. Add remaining oil if pan is dry and heat it. Add onion and saute over medium heat, stirring often, until brown, about 10 minutes. Cover if pan becomes dry. Return meat to pan with any juices on plate. Add carrots, salt, pepper and enough water to just cover. Bring to a boil, skimming occasionally. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours or until beef is tender. Peel the squash and cut it in half lengthwise. Discard seeds and stringy parts. Cut squash in 1 inch cubes and add the squash and stir to make sure the squash is totally incorporated into the liquid. Stir the honey and cinnamon into sauce Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Mix well. Add prunes. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serves 10.