Your Rosh Hashana Main Dish…

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This thing is gorgeous. It smells great, tastes better, and BH is SUPER easy to throw together! What’s better? All you need is a crock pot and 8 hours!

It was my mom’s birthday and I wanted to something special. I’ve been doing the whole 30 diet *my sister is a great influence on me!* So I was looking for something that would both meet my new diet and also be a great meal for my mom. After much google searching and debating I finally decided on this one: http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-sweet-sour-pomegranate-short-ribs-creamy-polenta/  I only made the beef, and I used cholent meat instead of short ribs… man this thing was SOOOOO good!

Here’s what I did…

Ingredients:

  • A splash of Olive oil to coat the crockpot
  • 2 1/2 lbs of cholent meat (I used grass fed because it’s what I had in my freezer… and officially it’s better for you. It’s also part of the reason I chose this recipe, because grass fed beef needs to be cooked low & slow or it can become tough)
  • 5 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • 4 carrots – chopped
  • 1 large onion – chopped
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2-3 TBSP Date Sugar (yay whole 30!)
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos (yay whole 30!)
  • 7-10 sprigs worth fresh thyme (check here to learn how to de-stem thyme the easy way!)
  • 3-4 springs worth fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • Seeds of 1/2 a pomegranite (save the other half for the garnish)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions:

Use olive oil to coat your crock pot (to make clean up way easier). Then add all the ingredients listed above. (The original recipe says to sear the meat, but I wanted easy… plus my meat was frozen and I was not about to wait till I could separate it into smaller pieces to sear. Since I used cholent meat, I figured it would be okay and BH it was!) Set your crock pot to low and come back 8-9 hours later. I made mine overnight and it re-heats great when you want to eat it!

When you are ready to eat, garnish with the remaining pomegranate seeds and any remaining parsley you have.

Enjoy!

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