Instant Pot Cholent


A traditional Jewish recipe. Really tasty, tender and juicy and you can make it with the Instant Pot easily.

For this recipe we are using the Instant Pot as a slow cooker. Don’t be afraid of cooking for 2 hours. It’s safe and on the worst case you will get a burn message.

If you like this recipe, try the Jewish brisket or the Instant Pot London Broil.

Instant Pot Cholent
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: jewish
Keyword: beef chuck roast, Cholent, pearl barley
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 6 potatoes peeled
  • 5 carrots cut into large pieces
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley washed well
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper to taste
  • Turn on the Instant Pot. Press "saute" and add the olive oil.
  • Add beef and heat it well on each side, till it browned.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well for 3 minutes.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 120 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Once done and the valve drops, open the lid and serve.
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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Cholent

  1. Saute the beef in the Instant Pot first, save all the delicious brown bits and don’t have to wash another pan?

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