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Alberta Beef Barley Stew

Mike Purll

"A hearty beef and barley concoction that is sure to warm the heart and soul on the coolest of days. This dish uses ingredients that you can find in most kitchens. Combine them in your slow cooker and in a short while, voila! Your family will be asking for seconds."
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Ingredients

5 h 30 m servings 374 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

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  1. Heat 2 cups water to boiling in a microwave-safe bowl, about 2 minutes. Stir beef bouillon cubes and onion soup mix into boiling water until dissolved.
  2. Pour bouillon mixture and remaining 4 cups water into a slow cooker; set cooker on High. Stir beef, potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic into the slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Stir barley into beef mixture; continue cooking until barley is tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Turn slow cooker off, remove cover, and allow to cool until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Season to taste with pepper, and for that extra special touch... why not heat up some buns in the oven and serve them warm with this meal!
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 374 calories; 8.4 g fat; 59.2 g carbohydrates; 16.6 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 585 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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The recipe was okay but was lacking "stew" quality with no flavor. The problems with the recipe is that the ratio of the ingredients is off. It needs an additional amount of meat to match the am...

I made this recipe last night and cooked it overnight in the slow cooker on low for 7 hours. This morning I added the barley, then turned it up to high for 1/2 hour. This stew is delicious! M...