David's Favorite Cholent Recipe

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Total Time
24hrs 15mins
15 mins
24 hrs

My son, David, got this recipe from his rabbi when he attended Skokie Yeshiva. The rabbi served this during evening shiurim.

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  • 4 large potatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 680.38 g short ribs or 680.38 g flankin if using meat
  • 59.14 ml oil if not using meat
  • 78.07 ml barbecue sauce
  • 78.07 ml ketchup
  • 22.18 ml salt
  • 14.79 ml garlic powder
  • 2.46 ml pepper
  • 149.68 g dried beans, for cholent checked and rinsed
  • 340.19 g barley, checked and rinsed
  • 1 kishke, without plastic
  • water


  1. 6 quart crock pot.
  2. Line bottom of crock pot with potatoes.
  3. Layer each of the following ingredients in order. No need to stir.
  4. Remember if not using meat use 1/4 cup oil and if using meat you don't need the oil.
  5. Fill pot to 1 inch higher than the ingredients with water.
  6. Set pot at Low for 24 hours OR High for 12 hours.
  7. Do not mix until right before serving.