Vegetable Beef Barley Stew

This amount of meat adds rich flavor without significantly increasing the cholesterol or saturated-fat content of the stew.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 8 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb. beef round steak
  • 2 Tbsp. arrowroot
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cups beef stock, divided
  • 4 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 3 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¾ cup hulled barley

Directions

  • Trim beef and cut into 1" pieces. Sprinkle with arrowroot and paprika and toss to coat.
  • In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add beef; brown, stirring occasionally, for about 5–6 minutes. Remove to a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • Add onions to skillet along with ½ cup beef stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer, scraping the bottom of the skillet, for 3–4 minutes. Add to slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until barley and vegetables are tender. Stir, remove bay leaf, and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb. beef round steak
  • 2 Tbsp. arrowroot
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cups beef stock, divided
  • 4 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 3 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¾ cup hulled barley

Directions

  • Trim beef and cut into 1" pieces. Sprinkle with arrowroot and paprika and toss to coat.
  • In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add beef; brown, stirring occasionally, for about 5–6 minutes. Remove to a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • Add onions to skillet along with ½ cup beef stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer, scraping the bottom of the skillet, for 3–4 minutes. Add to slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until barley and vegetables are tender. Stir, remove bay leaf, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories250
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium480mg
Total Carbohydrate31g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars3g
Protein17g