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Beef Barley Stew

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours

Makes

8 servings

I like barley, so I knew I had to try this beef and barley stew recipe when I ran across it in a newspaper some years ago. It's nice to have a tasty, filling dish that's lower in fat. —June Formanek, Belle Plaine, Iowa

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown meat in oil in batches. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute onion until crisp-tender. Add the broth, barley, seasonings and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Add carrots; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30-40 minutes or until meat and carrots are tender. Add parsley just before serving.

Can you freeze Beef Barley Stew?

Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 266 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 618mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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