My husband and I really enjoyed this. We left out the cherries, but did everything else exactly as the recipe stated. We served it over a bed of cauliflower garlic mashed potatoes (prepare one packet of trader joe's boxed garlic mashed potato mix and add 1/2 head of steamed cauliflower...mash together.) Comfort foot at its finest!
Sweet & Savory Beef Stew
From EatingWell: September/October 2008
This beef stew for two replicates the flavors in tzimmes, a sweet stew traditionally served at Rosh Hashanah to start the New Year. This version gets natural sweetness from cherries and butternut squash.
10 Reviews for Sweet & Savory Beef Stew
This was a really easy recipe. I dont like dried fruit (cranberries or cherries) in my food so I left that out. It was still an excellent dish. I did add garlic, potatoes and a little more beef broth which made it nice and thick. Will cook this again!
This was a great recipe. There was no butternut squash at my market, so I used yellow squash. I also used dried cranberries because they were cheaper. The result was delicious!! I loved it so much that I am probably going to make it again for my boyfriend.
The only thing is that it does take two hours to make, so this is a perfect recipe for the weekend and not during the week.
This seemed like a good idea, but was a little sweet for me. I think in the future I might substitute half the squash for diced potato, and I think cranberries would definitely be better than cherries.
The beef turned out really well though, and the spice was great - I didn't have thyme so I used 1 teaspoon Sage and a dash of oregano instead.
Didn't have sage, so I used an Herbes de Provence blend (rosemary, fennel, thyme, savory, tarragon...), and I also substituted dried cranberries for the cherries. It was great!