Tzimmes

What can be better than the smell of roast brisket and cinnamon wafting from the oven….Real comfort food. I make a large casserole of Tzimmes every Rosh Hashanah. I like to roast the brisket the day before serving. Remove from the gravy and wrap in foil and place in the fridge overnight. Slice the next day which make the slicing much easier and the meat does not fall apart.

Inredients
2-3 kgs (5-6 lbs) point brisket or middle cut brisket in one piece
1 large whole onion
2 whole cloves garlic
2 whole carrots
6 black pepper corns
3 bay leaves
15 ml ( 1 tbls) salt
5 ml ( 1 tsp) freshly ground black pepper
1 large tomato, cut into quarters
1 beef soup cube. ( I only keep chicken cubes, so that is what i use)

Method
Place brisket in a large heavy saucepan, cover with boiling water. Add the onion, carrots, whole garlic cloves, peppercorns, bayleaves, salt & ground pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce heat , cover and simmer gently for 3 hours. Remove the brisket to a casserole dish and strain the stock.

Tzimmes Ingredients
8 cups strained Stock from the cooked brisket
1 kg (2 lbs) frozen baby carrots
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed.
250 ml (1 cup) golden syrup
5 ml (1 tsp ) ground cinnamon
3 ml (1/2 tsp) ground ginger
5 ml (1 tsp) salt

Method
Oven 180C (350F)
Place 4 cups of the stock into a pot, add carrots, potatoes & sweet potatoes into stock with salt. Bring to the boil and add rest of ingredients including the extra 4 cups stock. Simmer for 15 minutes. pour over the brisket Cover and place in the oven and roast for 2-3 hours till brisket is tender. Baste the brisket every 1/2 hour. Remove the brisket. Slice and return to the casserole. To warm place covered well into a 100C 220F) till ready to serve. The brisket will melt in your mouth………IMG_0484

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