Thursday, December 11, 2014

Black Bean Cholent (vegan)

A lot of you have asked how I make my black bean cholent.

I hope not to disappoint you, in case this wasn't clear to you, this is a vegetarian/vegan cholent.

It's quite tasty, but if you were hoping for beef, you won't find it here. I think the last time I ate beef I was about 20 or 21 years old (nope, not saying what year that was, use your imagination)!

If you're looking for a Gluten Free Vegan Cholent, click here!


Here's what I do:

1-2 large onions, chopped coarsely
6 cloves garlic, chopped finely
2 medium sized potatoes, cut into chunks
500g whole grain barley (not pearl barley), soaked in cold water overnight
2 cups black beans, already soaked (overnight) and drained, can also use 2 cups cooked black beans
spices: salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika - be generous with the seasonings!
water to fill the pot

Place everything in the crock pot and let the pot do its magic!

Just before Shabbat starts, I add frozen vegan kishke to the pot. This is the perfect Shabbat morning cholent accompaniment! 


Barley and Black Beans waiting on my pantry shelf

7 comments:

  1. esther, do you think it would add to the flavors to use fake meat like seitan or tvp or vegan sausage that i bought but didn't try yet at eden teva? also, without a crock pot would this be ok on a plata?

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    1. I don't know if it would add tot he taste but it might provide the missing texture of meat. I also put large cubes of tofu into my vegetarian chollent which also give a great texture addtion.

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    2. Sounds good! (we can't add tofu because one of my kids is allergic to soy)

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  2. This sounds so delicious. Being gluten free, I can't eat barley so I miss out on many cholents!

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  3. Judee, I have made this with quinoa instead of barley for some GF guests. It works well!
    Enjoy!

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