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Southwest Barley Stew

Add zip to supper by serving your family this Southwestern-style stew shared by the National Barley Foods Council. It's a zesty change of pace from the traditional beef stew.—National Barley Foods Council, Mary Sullivan, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 quarts beef or chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute onion, celery and garlic in oil until tender. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 176 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 8g protein.

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