Barley Beef Stew


Delicious, hearty stew with tons of veggies and meat. Great on a cold day.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound cubed beef stew meat

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 2 cups chopped cabbage

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 3 cloves minced garlic

  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • cup pearl barley

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle dark porter beer

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Season beef with salt and black pepper; coat with flour, shaking off excess.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot; cook and stir beef until browned on all sides. Remove beef with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onion, cabbage, celery, carrots, and garlic; cook and stir until carrots are softened and onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, and barley. Return beef to Dutch oven and continue to cook and stir for 3 minutes.

  3. Stir water, beer, and beef bouillon into beef mixture; bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until beef and barley are tender, about 90 minutes. Add brown sugar and vinegar. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

475 Calories
23g Fat
38g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 475
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 27mg 136%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 836mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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