Brisket, Kidney Bean and Barley Stew

    8 hours 15 minutes

    Traditional known as 'Chulent' this Jewish food is often served for Sabbath lunch. The longer you can leave it in the slow cooker the better.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 250g beef brisket, cubed
    • 6 potatoes, diced
    • 1/4 cup dry kidney beans
    • 1/2 cup barley
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
    • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:8hours  ›  Ready in:8hours15min 

    1. Combine the beef brisket, potatoes, kidney beans, barley, onion, garlic, honey, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, onion soup mix, salt, pepper and paprika in a slow cooker.
    2. Cook on High for 1 hour. Turn to Low and continue cooking for another 7 hours.

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    This was quite nice in the end. Would have also tasted great with sweet potato. Forgot the barley which meant there was a lot of juice, but no matter, still tasted nice.  -  06 Mar 2011


    Tanya- you are right. I neglected to mention the most important part- to cover the ingredients with water! Thank you for pointing that out  -  05 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the best chulent, since I found this recipe this is how I make it all the time. Chulent is a Jewish dish cooked usually for Sabbath and not a stew. The only changes that I did is that I cooked the onion in about 2-3 tbsp. of oil until is soft and translucent and added to the slow cooker and mixing with everything, I didn't use garlic and I used beef brisket and bone in, skinless chicken breast( my husband prefers the chicken). Also I covered with water and on top of everything I put some whole, in shell and uncooked eggs. When the chulent is ready you will remove their shells, they will have a dark colour and are very good. I forgot to mention that before I put the eggs in I washed them very well with dish soap. Thank you Niki11784 for a wonderful recipe.  -  09 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)