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Barley Burger Stew Recipe

Barley Burger Stew Recipe

"I found this hearty stew recipe in an old cookbook purchased at a flea market," recalls Judy McCarthy of Derby, Kansas. "The blend of beef and barley really hits the spot on cool days."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2-1/4 cups tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook beef, onion and celery until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, water, barley, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until barley is tender. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 332 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1681mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 6g fiber), 25g protein.

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GlammaLinda User ID: 8816122 245979
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"From an old cookbook, indeed. I still have a copy of the Betty Crocker "Cooking for Two" cookbook that I received for my bridal shower in 1974. This is one of our favorite family recipes, which I have been making for years. I always double the recipe. The leftover stew freezes very well."

swarneke User ID: 8687660 241600
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"This was very good. It made a delicious supper for two with one serving left over for a quick lunch. I added some diced carrot and used tomato paste with more water as a substitute for the tomato juice."

Baking Diva User ID: 4467421 33217
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"My husband really liked this but I thought it was okay. Will make again as my husband likes it."

karebear0099 User ID: 7266770 25836
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"I am not sure why but my below review did not have the stars show up."

karebear0099 User ID: 7266770 72169
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"This was sooo easy and it was really good. I doubled the recipe and froze some of it. When reheated it is just as good. Has a hearty meaty tomato flavor."

jadedraven User ID: 2665649 72168
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"Very good, very easy to make. I omitted the celery because we don't like it, and added garlic"

kristif User ID: 578123 33216
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Have made this many times! Reheats so well."

gsjane User ID: 4447766 203837
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009


Big Jude User ID: 3151069 32169
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"This stew is so tasty you have to try it.

Big Jude"

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