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Barley Chili

"A friend gave me this recipe using wheat, which I replaced with barley," notes Marv Salter of West Hills, California. The barley makes this dish a hearty meal for a chilly day.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in flour. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until barley is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 239 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 599mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • sbenko
    May 13, 2019

    This is one of kids favorites meal including mine.

  • jenniegregory
    Jan 11, 2010

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    Dec 4, 2008

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    Nov 15, 2008

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