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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2008


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2 hrs


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof saucepan over medium heat. Add beef and cook until browned on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and shallot to the pan; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Stir in thyme, sage, salt and pepper; cook for 30 seconds. Return the beef to the pan and sprinkle with flour. Cook, stirring often, until the flour browns, about 3 minutes. Pour in broth; scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue cooking until the liquid bubbles and thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in squash.

  • Cover the pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for 1 hour. Stir in cherries, cover and continue baking until the meat is tender when pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes more.

  • Makes 2 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/2 cups
386 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 42.9g; dietary fiber 5.2g; sugars 15.9g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 66.9mg; vitamin a iu 19561.8IU; vitamin c 38mg; folate 67.5mcg; calcium 106.3mg; iron 4.4mg; magnesium 79.8mg; potassium 931.3mg; sodium 841.4mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

1 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat