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Cholent Recipes

Jewish law prohits lighting a fire and cooking on the Sabbath. So how can an observant Jewish family eat a hot, nourishing meal on the Sabbath? Cholent, a slow-cooked, bean-barley stew, has been the answer for centuries. Today there are a great variety of ethnic-influenced cholent recipes.

Traditional Meat Cholent (Meat)
Cholent is the quintessential Jewish food. Jewish law prohits lighting a fire and cooking on the Sabbath. So how can an observant Jewish family eat a hot, nourishing meal on the Sabbath? Cholent, a slow-cooked, bean-barley stew, has been the answer for centuries. While today there are a great variety of ethnic-influenced cholent recipes, this recipe is for a traditional meat cholent.

Kids Can Cook Kosher Recipe - No-Fail Cholent (Meat)
Did you know that your child can prepare cholent for the Sabbath dinner? This No-Fail Cholent recipe comes from Miriam Zakon's wonderful The Kids Kosher Cookbook: Do-It-Yourself Recipes Your Kids Will Love to Cook. Think how proud your child will feel when it comes time to serve the Shabbat cholent he or she made!

Vegetarian Bean Cholent (Parve)
I shocked my cholent-hating family with this one. A friend told me the Pareve Bean Cholent in the Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Spice and Spirit was fantastic. I tried it, but I changed some of the ingredients and cooked the stew in a crock pot. Everyone asked for seconds and thirds! This Vegetarian Cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent recipes.

Aish.com: Chollent
Aish HaTorah's Women's Organization provides kosher recipes for Beef Chollent, Chicken Chollent, Vegetarian Chollent and Vegetable Kishke.

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