Try this favorite beef stew, loaded with veggies for a nice change from the usual brisket and potato kugel.
Similar to brisket, beef stew gets better with age so you can make it ahead and not have to sweat the day of the seder. It really is a one pot meal and considering it is night 2 and the nights are long, you don’t need much else, but if you can’t resist serve with mashed cauliflower or potatoes and start the meal with a light salad or two.
Not Your Bubbie's Borscht
Yield 8 servings
This is most elegant when made as pictured with pot roast, but we also loved it with beef stew meat and then you can skip the step of pulling the meat.
3 pound chuck roast or stew meat
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large onion, chopped
1 large head of garlic, peeled and chopped
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
3 red beets, peeled and grated
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
3 cups shredded green cabbage
8 cups chicken broth
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
Garnish: 1 small bunch of kale, chopped, chopped flat-leaf parsley, chopped dill, and toasted caraway seeds
Turn slow cooker to HIGH.
- Pat chuck roast dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
- Add pot roast, onions, garlic, carrots, beets, diced tomatoes, cabbage, broth, vinegar and honey.
- Cover and cook for 6 hours or until pot roast is falling apart.
- Pull pot roast with 2 forks to shred meat into chunks, and add meat back to slow cooker. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Continue cooking for 1 hour until sauce is hot.
- Serve garnished with kale, parsley, dill and toasted caraway seeds.
Courses main, stew
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 170 mg
Sodium 1220 mg
Total Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 63 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.