Slow Cooker Brisket Tzimmes

Tzimmes is a traditional Jewish dish served on Rosh Hashana, but this delicious combination of brisket, sweet potatoes, carrots, and prunes is a great meal any time.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 8 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 beef brisket (3 lb.), trimmed
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 large carrot, peeled and cut in 1" pieces
  • ¼ cup pitted prunes (dried plums)
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. white or white wine vinegar
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered


  • Add the brisket, onion, salt, pepper, celery, and prunes to a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl, mix the broth, lemon juice, cloves, cinnamon, honey, and vinegar together and then pour over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until the meat is cooked through.
  • Add the sweet potatoes. Cover and cook on low for another 2 hours or until the brisket and sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Use a slotted spoon to move the vegetables and meat to a serving platter. Tent with foil or otherwise cover and keep warm. Allow the meat to rest for 15 minutes before you carve it, slicing it against the grain.