Tzimmis with Apricots and Prunes

Here is a recipe I have been yearning to make.  As Passover approaches I can’t help but this of this wonderful traditional dish that my mother always used to make. Those of you who are familiar with Jewish cooking realize that this was just one dish of many that would accompany each festive meal.  I made this yesterday and froze until Passover. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Tzimmis with Prunes and Apricots

2 tbsp. Vegetable oil

1 1/2 cup dried prunes

3/4 cup Apricot

6 cups carrots chopped

1 Medium Onion chopped

31/2 lbs. lean beef chuck cut into 3” to 2” cubes

3 lbs. sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes

1 1/2 cup Dried prunes

3/4 cup Dried Apricots

1 3/4 cups water

1 Tbsp. Brown sugar

1/4 cup Lemon juice

Pre-heat oven to 375 F.  I a large Dutch oven heat oil over moderately high add carrots and onions and cook 3 to 5 minutes stirring frequently.   Add all the remaining ingredients including the water.  Cover the pot and bake for 1 ½ hours.

Add the lemon juice and the brown sugar and bake covered for another 30 minutes.

Uncover the pot and bake for another 30 minutes basting frequently.

Serves 6 to 8