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Traditional Shabbat Cholent


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Traditional Shabbat Cholent

Everyone has their heirloom cholent recipe. This is a classic, easy version for everyone.


  • Prep Time : 30 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 13 hours min
  • Ready Time : 43 min


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  • 2 lbs flanken, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 4 large yukon gold potatos, cut into 1/8ths
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/8ths
  • 1/2 cup dried kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberry beans, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup dried green lentils, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 tsp paprika dissolved in 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp Canola oil



1 Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet. Add onions and saute until transluscent. Move to a bowl.
2 Heat 2 remaining tbsp oil in pan and add flanken. Cook one side until golden. Turn over and cook other side until golden. Drain on paper towels.
3 Drain beans and rinse. Rinse barley.
4 In a large baking dish, place beans and barley on bottom of dish.
5 Place potatoes over bean and barley. Top with flanken pieces.
6 Pour paprika mixture evenly over mixture in dish.
7 Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over mixture.
8 Add enough water to just cover the top of the flanken pieces.
9 Gently shake dish to distribute spices and water.
10 Cover tightly with 2 layers of foil. Bake in 200 degree oven for 12 hours. Remove foil. If too liquidy, turn oven to 350 degrees and cook an additional hour without the cover.

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Everyone has their heirloom cholent recipe. This is a classic, easy version for everyone.


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I am an enthusuastic and accomplished cook and baker who thoroughly enjoys entertaining and challenging myself in the kitchen. The kitchen is my happy place! My friends and family inspire me and thank goodness they love to eat!




One Response to Traditional Shabbat Cholent

  1. I love the simplicity of this dish. A real meat and potato pleaser…. but on Shabbas afternoon, if the cholent isn’t ready, there is no raising the temp by 150 for another hour. I find that when utilizing an oven for cholent cooking, it is best to cook the cholent at 450 degrees uncovered for an hour…water is added again then cover the pan and place back for overnight cooking at 200 degrees. You can’t go wrong!

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