Vegetarian Cholent

A meatless alternative to a classic recipe.


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Cholent is a Shabbat tradition that usually contains meat, potatoes, and barley. Here's a vegetarian version. The beauty of most cholent recipes is that you put everything in the crock pot before Shabbat, and then simply stir it before serving it for lunch the next day.


1 beet, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic
1 cup beans (mixed)
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup wheatberries
1 potato, cut into chunks
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
3 Tablespoons vegetarian beef boullion or Onion soup mix
1 Tablespoon smoky paprika
1 package matzah ball mix, prepared per package directions
6 cups water


at least 12




Categories: Vegetarian Entree, Cholent, Vegetarian, Shabbat


Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Put all ingredients except matzo balls in slow cooker.

Cover with water. Drop the matzo balls on top. Turn on high for at least an hour before Shabbat and then bring to low. Allow to cook overnight and serve for lunch.

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Tamar Genger, MA, RD

Tamar is a Registered Dietician and Executive Editor for Joy of with Jamie Geller, which features more than 5,700 recipes, kosher chefs, bloggers, and more. The companion print magazine is published bimonthly and is revolutionizing the way people think about kosher food.