Spicy Mexican-Inspired Cholent
Courtesy of Aly Walansky
The Nosher via JTA) -- I grew up in a traditional Jewish home eating my mom’s cholent, which had been my grandma’s recipe. It was always one of my favorite meals; I often chose it for birthday dinners and special occasions.
When I moved out, I took the recipe with me — but decided it was time to modernize it a bit and make it my own.
I’ve always loved food packed with flavor, and I’m a big fan of Mexican food, so I decided to take the family cholent recipe and reimagine it with influences of carne asada or a rustic chili. The result is Mexican cholent. It’s spicy and comforting, and a favorite whenever I have friends over. I often pair it with a scoop of guacamole to cool down the heat (but you can always make it less spicy by cutting down on the chilies in adobo sauce or halving the taco seasoning — be bold though!).