Traditional Shabbat Cholent

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

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

Preparation

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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