• 2 medium onions, chopped
  • Canola oil (for sautéing)
  • 1.5 lb. (700 grams) boneless shank, or the kosher meat of your choice
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 12 oz. “cholent mix” (a combination of beans and barley)
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 3 tbsp. hot sauce


  1. Sauté the onions in oil until golden. Add the meat and brown on all sides.
  2. Transfer the meat and onions to a crockpot and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover with water.
  3. Turn the crockpot onto high until the beans have softened and the meat is fully cooked. Before Shabbat begins, make sure the food is cooked and switch the heat to low.
  4. On Shabbat, remove the crockpot insert from the heating element before you open it and serve.

Serves: 8-10