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Pareve Cholent Recipe
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Pareve Cholent

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"This no-meat Cholent recipe is always a hit. You can add meat if you like, but most people don't even realize that the meat is missing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    11 hrs

    11 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place kidney beans, white beans, barley, potatoes, sweet potato, onion, garlic, ketchup, barbeque sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper, salt, and water in a slow cooker. Mix well. Cook on High for 3 hours, then reduce heat to Low and continue cooking overnight until the beans are tender.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2010

perhaps the previous reviewer is just unfamiliar with cholent but cholent generally does turn brown and lose some of its distinct form. i sometimes like to add a pareve kishka to the recipe and then break it up and stir it in right before i serve

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2009

I am sorry SuperRebbetzin but I did not care for your recipe. I went to a lot of trouble to get the ingredients, spent quite a while cutting everything up and sorting and washing the beans. The result after cooking it last night was a dry, strange-tasting, brownish-black, gluey mixture. I am an experienced cook and followed you recipe exactly. Is there a mistake in the recipe? I have to mark a star but I wouldn't even give it one star.


9 Ratings

Apr 26, 2012

Perhaps it was the barbecue sauce (Jack Daniels Original), but this was a genuine disappointment... not a recipe that I ever plan to make again.

May 30, 2011

I based a vegetarian cholent off this recipe and it was a big hit. However, I omitted the sweet potatoes and added a little barley and rice to thicken it up. I think I've found a new fav. shabbos cholent recipe...

Apr 15, 2015

This is a kind of comfort food! I loved the combination of the beans, barley, potatoes and onions! I used pinto beans instead of the kidney beans, changed the ketchup and BBQ sauce to be tomato sauce, and omitted the brown sugar. I didn't cook this all day, but cooked the beans and barley, then added the rest of the ingredients; when the liquid had cooked in, the flavors had combined nicely! I found that the inventor of the Crock Pot™ developed that with memories of his mother telling his grandmother's stories about cholent cooking all day, so I had to find out what cholent was! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Dec 19, 2014

You gotta love cholent in the first place, but this is a great and easy recipe. I had chick peas and not white beans so I made that change. I also added a uncooked eggs in the shell to lay on top of the cholent mixture so they cook with the cholent. When done they come out a delicious brown inside and out and make a nice addition to your Shabbat lunch.

Nov 19, 2011

This came out fantastic! I added a little more potatoes and some more water to even it out. It came out just right and a delicious cholent! Thank you so much for making my Shabbos so yummy!

Dec 23, 2012

It was great! we were thrilled to find this recipe and try it out! My husband really liked it and the kids did too. I put it in the crockpot mid-friday afternoon and had for lunch on saturday. It was great, texture was good and flavor delicious. I wasnt able to get the beets before making it, but am looking forward to trying it with some!


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  • Calories
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 98.9 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 16.1 g
  • 64%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 2244 mg
  • 90%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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