Slow Cooked Beef and Bean Stew (Cholent)

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    Slow Cooked Beef and Bean Stew (Cholent)

    Slow Cooked Beef and Bean Stew (Cholent)

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    10hours40min


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    This is a traditional kosher beef stew called cholent which is cooked overnight on a low flame so as to avoid cooking on the Sabbath. Very robust and delicious.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 3 onions, quartered
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 kg stewing beef, cut into large chunks
    • 1 cup dry kidney beans
    • 1 cup dried borlotti beans
    • 1 cup pearl barley
    • 5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thirds
    • boiling water to cover
    • 2 (30g) packets dry onion and mushroom soup mix
    • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:10hours  ›  Ready in:10hours40min 

    1. In a large oven safe pot or roasting pan saute onions in oil over medium heat.
    2. Add meat and brown well on all sides.
    3. Mix in beans; stir continuously until the beans start to shrivel. Stir in the barley. Add potatoes and add just enough boiling water to cover the meat and potatoes. Mix in dry soup mix and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer partially covered for 20 minutes on stove top.
    4. Preheat oven to 100 degrees C.
    5. Cover pot tightly and place in preheated oven. Allow to cook overnight for at least 10 to 15 hours. Check periodically to make sure you have enough liquid to cover; add small amounts of water if needed. Do not stir; stirring will break up the chunks of potatoes.
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    Cholent is a staple in our homes for Saturday lunch!!! So easy and so quick. We use a crock pot and put it on low until the next morning.  -  26 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    41

    THIS WAS A GREAT RECIPE FOR OUR FIRST SABBATH FOR OUR FRIDAY EVENING MEAL. I USED MY CROCK POT. IT WENT SO WELL THAT I WENT OUT TO BUY ANOTHER CROCK POT SO I CAN HAVE THIS FOR OUR FRIDAY EVENING MEAL AND OUR SABBATH AFTERNOON MEAL. I HAVE 5 CHILDREN AND A GREEDY HUSBAND, THEY ALL LOVED IT AND WANT MORE. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! ;-)  -  01 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    36

    This was so easy to make and interesting since it cooked all night. The house was filled with an amazing aroma, and it was so worth the wait! Excellent taste and texture and my kids loved it to. Thanks!  -  26 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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