My Famous Cholent for a Simcha

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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.

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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)

Preparation

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.