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My Famous Cholent for a Simcha

 

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Recipe

My Famous Cholent for a Simcha

One 18 Quart roaster oven (crock-pot) full of this chulent can feed approx 50 people gathered for a lunch simcha! (65 people if they ate a lot at Kiddush) In parentheses I have included the amounts to use for a 6 quart pot) Helpful hint – extend the life of your roaster oven by setting up a Shabbos clock to shut off the oven after the chulent has been removed so its thermostat doesn’t get too much use when nothing is in the oven.

Times

  • Prep Time : 20 min min
  • Cook Time : 24 hrs min
  • Ready Time : 44 min

Servings

65

Ingredients

  • 6 lb Potatoes, cubed (6 medium)
  • 2 large Onions, chopped (1 large)
  • 3 bags Barley (1 cup)
  • 2 bags cholent beans (11/2 cups)
  • 5 lb Cheek Meat (holds up well and doesn’t dry out) (1 lb)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sweet and Sour Duck Sauce (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 Cup Osem Beef Soup Mix (2 Tablespoon)
  • 4 Tablespoons Salt (2 teaspoons)
  • 4 Tablespoons Garlic Pepper Blend (McCormick spice mix, or substitute similar spices) (2 teaspoons)

Directions

Preparation

1 Spray Roaster insert liberally with cooking spray
2 In the bottom of the pan, place a layer of ½ of the cubed potatoes and onions.
3 Spread the beans and barley next.
4 Add the duck-sauce and then the meat.
5 Season the meat (once inside the pot) with the salt, pepper and beef soup mix
6 Add the remaining potatoes and onions.
7 Fill to cover with water.
8 Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat.
9 You want it to be just barely simmering as Shabbos comes in so that it doesn’t overcook.

Special instructions

One 18 Quart roaster oven (crock-pot) full of this chulent
can feed approx 50 people gathered for a lunch simcha!
(65 people if they ate a lot at Kiddush) In parentheses I have included the amounts to use for a 6 quart pot)

Helpful hint – extend the life of your roaster oven by setting up a Shabbos clock to shut off the oven after the chulent has been removed so its thermostat doesn’t get too much use when nothing is in the oven.

Source:

Years of experience on the mini-shabbaton circut.

About dmitnick

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Former semi professional cook, restaurant manager and mashgiach who opted for a "normal" life but still a foodie at heart! Love reading about and sampling the latest in the kosher world.

 

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15 Responses to My Famous Cholent for a Simcha

  1. avatar says: barbie

    David’s chulent is, simply stated, a Kiddush Hashem ! It is truly a privilege to enjoy this “gastronomous” traditional dish .

  2. Great chulent! And I thought 40 cloves of garlic was the secret ingredient (Wink!)

  3. Anj wrote: Better than any cholent in town!! I always thought this was a “secret” recipe! So happy it is being shared with the world!!!

    I tried to respond to Anj’s comment yesterday, but no response posted, so I’ll try again.

    Anj, if you thought THIS cholent reciped was a “secret,” just try to get David to reveal his fabulous recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Yum!

  4. avatar says: rena

    Its truly the best. 5 stars all the way!!

  5. avatar says: Esther82

    Yum! How could Cholent with duck sauce NOT be good !!

  6. avatar says: dmitnick

    FROM THE AUTHOR: Many people add honey to their chulent but honey burns at a fairly low temperature and I can’t stand that taste. For the added sweetness, I add duck-sauce which is basically an apricot product which wont burn as easily as honey.

  7. avatar says: anj

    Better than any cholent in town!! I always thought this was a “secret” recipe! So happy it is being shared with the world!!!

  8. great

  9. avatar says: mike

    Only way to make it any better is to drop in a turducken!!
    Loving it!
    Can you fedex?

  10. avatar says: rachel

    Best cholent out there!!

  11. avatar says: Ori

    Best I have ever tasted

  12. Truly one of the best cholent on earth. My mouth is watering thinking about it. I want some now!!

  13. an amazing chulent, the smell can even distract you from moldy walls.

  14. I am definitely going to make this!!
    I can almost smell the aroma of the
    ingredients, and the .duck sauce reads delicious

  15. avatar says: Gerry

    What temperature do you leave the roaster on over shabbos?

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