1 Onion, chopped
4 tablespoons Chicken shmaltz (chicken fat)
1 pound Brisket of beef(substitute your venison, not however that the recipe is using the brisket. Adjust for a loin)
1 pound Prunes, tenderized
3 cups Water
4 Sweet potatoes
1/2 cup Honey
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
2 tablespoons Potato flour
Saute onion in 2 tbsp shmaltz. Heat a pot; sear meat on all sides, turning until brown. Cover bottom of pot with sauteed onions. Add meat, prunes, and water. Cook 1 hour on low heat, covered.
Scrape carrots. Wash; slice into thin rounds. Pare sweet potatoes; cut into thick rounds. Add carrots and potatoes to meat and prunes, distributing well around meat. Add honey, salt, and lemon juice; cook til tender. Shake pot gently from time to time, but do not stir. Water can be added to prevent sticking.
Make thickening by browning potato flour in 2 tbsp melted shmaltz, adding 1/4 cup liquid from meat-and-vegetable combination. Stir until smooth, cooking over moderate heat about 5 minutes. Turn thickening into the tzimmes; shake pot gently. Turn whole contents into casserole. Cover; bake in 350 F oven for 2 hrs. Remove cover for last 1/2 hr. to brown top. Do not mash vegetables. Tzimmes is not attractive if "mushy".