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Nutty Barley Bake Recipe

Nutty Barley Bake Recipe

When I started bringing this distinctive dish to holiday dinners, a lot of people had never seen barley in anything but soup. They have since dubbed me "the barley lady", and now I wouldn't dare bring anything this dish. Even if I double the recipe, I come home with an empty pan. -Renate Crump, Los Angeles, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds or pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • Additional parsley, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, barley and nuts in butter until barley is lightly browned. Stir in the parsley, green onions, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Stir in broth. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until the barley is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein .

Reviews for Nutty Barley Bake

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ahmom
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"Excellent and easy to prepare!"

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jpruittcdp
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Very good recipe plus it's something different!"

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dani.f
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Made it several times. Makes a great and different side dish for a change."

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Schmiedt
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"Excellent!"

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cook461
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"It was great! I added chopped carrots since the chopper was out for the onion. It was delicious!"

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kay.s.rice
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I started making this many years ago when it was first published. My husband wouldn't have Thanksgiving without it!"

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Kris Countryman
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"I did not use the butter; but put all the ingredients into the microwave. I cooked it on a lower setting and it was delicious. I liked lowering the fat content and it was nice and moist without the butter."

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Mooster
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"This is excellent! I served it for a group dinner party and everyone loved it!"

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saw-whet
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008

"Good recipe. I have successfully prepared this on the stovetop, adding a bit more liquid than the recipe calls for."

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kaly_ab
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2008

"Absolutely wonderful!  I will be making this recipe many time in the future!

Wonderful flavor!
 
Redawna"

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FriedaG
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"This recipe is so good that I've served it with everything from roast beef to roast chicken to ham. It started as a holiday instead-of-stuffing dish for my family, but now I make it any time of the year."

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