This kosher recipe for The Best Tzimmes with Beef is our Yay Kosher take on a classic Ashkenazi recipe that is usually served on Passover and Rosh Hashanah. The sweet carrots and sweet potatoes combined with the tender pickled deckle roast make the perfect one pan dinner combination. This is classic Jewish food that has its place at any holiday table. This recipe is kosher for Passover, gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.
What is Tzimmes?
Tizmmes refers to the Yiddish word meaning "a big fuss" and is pronounced tsimmes or simmes. More commonly, it refers to an old world Tzimmes stew made from carrots, sweet, potatoes, prunes and various other ingredients. Some recipes, like this one, also call for beef. This makes the Best Tzimmes with Beef recipe work kind of like a sweet and savory beef stew pot roast. If you liked our recipe for Marinated Chuck Eye Roast or Slow Oven Cooked Brisket, you will love this one!
- What is Tzimmes?
- Ingredients used in Carrot Tzimmes with Beef
- Instructions on how to make the Best Tzimmes with Beef recipe
- Top Sweet Potato Tzimmes recipe tip
- Substitutions in Beef Passover Tzimmes recipe
- Variations on Tzimmes with Meat recipes
- Equipment used to make Tzimmes with Beef
- How to store Beef Tzimmes
- Top Sweet Potato Tzimmes recipe tip
- Recipe Categories
Ingredients used in Carrot Tzimmes with Beef
- Sweet potato
- White potato
- Orange juice
- Brown Sugar
- Salt and pepper
- Pickled beef deckle roast
See recipe card for quantities.
Instructions on how to make the Best Tzimmes with Beef recipe
Even though the word Tzimmes would suggest that this recipe is hard to make, the reality is that it is super simple if you follow our instructions.
Step 1 - Chop the vegetables
Saute the onions in oil over medium heat. Just get them to be translucent and not fully caramelized. Chop the sweet potatoes, white potato, and carrots into one inch chunks and place into the 9x13 baking dish with the sauted onions and prunes.
Coat with brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and ground black pepper and then pour in the orange juice.
Step 2 - Bake
Place the pickled deckle roast on top of the veggies and bake covered at 350ºF for 4 hours.
Top Sweet Potato Tzimmes recipe tip
Make the Tzimmes with Beef in advance and allow to cool and then reheat before serving. This allows the flavors time to really set in.
Substitutions in Beef Passover Tzimmes recipe
We used a pickled deckle roast for this post. It was flavorful and super tender but you can feel free to substitute the pickled deckle with:
- Corned beef
- Brisket -salt and pepper the brisket before adding to the veggies.
- Chuck roast - just like the brisket, salt and pepper before cooking.
Variations on Tzimmes with Meat recipes
Most Tzimmes recipes call for carrots, prunes, and sweet potatoes but we ran across some variations that also use:
- Lemon juice
Equipment used to make Tzimmes with Beef
I love recipes like this because they don't require anything more than a good sharp knife and a 9x13 deep baking dish. Just cut up the ingredients, pour in the liquid, and place the meat on top to roast.
How to store Beef Tzimmes
When the Tzimmes is done cooking, let it cool completely and then cover in the dish it was roasted in. After serving, place all of the meat, vegetables, and juice back into the 9x13 dish you made it in and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 7 days.
Tzimmes with Beef
- 1 onion large
- 6 carrots
- 2 potatoes
- 1 cup pitted prunes
- 1 sweet potato large
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups orange juice
- 5 lbs pickled beef deckle roast
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Chop the onions, carrots, sweet potato, and potato and add to the baking dish with the prunes.
- Coat with brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Pour orange juice and water into the baking dish and place the pickled deckle roast on top.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 4 hours.