TZIMMES - with seitan

TZIMMES - with seitan

TZIMMES is a sweet-and-savory vegetable stew that's typically served in the fall as part of the Jewish holidays. It's warming and redolent of autumn flavors. Here, to make it a complete, hearty meal, l've added seitan (a meat substitute made of gluten). Serve this stew with corn bread, brown rice, or buttered noodles.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, in large dice

2 cups seitan cubes

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, in large dice

4 large carrots, peeled, in large dice large apple, peeled and cored, in large dice

½ cup dried apricots, halved

1 cup dried plums, pitted (optional)

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon brown sugar

Small pinch of ground cinnamon

Zest and juice of 1 large orange

1 cup apple juice


1 In a 5-quart Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and seitan and sauté until slightly browned, about 5 minutes.

2 Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, apple, apri-cots, dried plums (if using), salt, sugar, cinnamon, orange zest and juice, and apple juice to the pan.

Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 15 min-utes, or until the vegetables soften.

3 Taste and adjust the seasonings. Remove from the heat and serve.

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