Jewish beef stew

Jewish beef stew


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About this recipe: This traditional beef stew is also known as cholent. It's typically simmered for at least 12 hours. This version takes 8 hours in a slow cooker, but the longer you leave it, the better it tastes.


Serves: 8 

  • 225g diced beef stewing steak
  • 6 potatoes, diced
  • 50g dry kidney beans
  • 90g barley
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr15min 

  1. Combine the beef, potatoes, kidney beans, barley, onion, garlic, honey, ketchup, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, onion soup mix, salt, pepper and paprika in a 6-litre slow cooker. Cook on High for 1 hour. Then, turn to Low and continue cooking for another 7 hours.

Beef stewing steak

If you can get your hands on beef brisket, use this instead.

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