Beef, Bean and Barley Stew

Beef, Bean and Barley Stew

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"My husband loves this quicker, hearty version of an old-time favorite! Lower-salt ingredients also work well. Use the simmer time to call a friend, start the wash, or help the kids with homework! Makes great leftovers too! Serve with crusty French bread, or hearty whole wheat slices! Enjoy!"


50 m servings 306 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 421 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Coat a large pot or Dutch oven with cooking spray. Place over medium heat and cook beef until brown. Stir in onion and cook until translucent. Drain fat. Stir in salt, pepper and garlic and cook 1 minute. Pour in beef broth, water and tomatoes. Stir in potato, carrots, cabbage, barley and beans. And season with oregano, basil, rosemary and caraway. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
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  1. 35 Ratings


Needed more salt, spices, barley. It was an O.K. recipe, but nothing memorable.

This recipe is very good! I was concerned that the stew beef would be tough, but it wasn't. About the only thing I would change is to add more stew beef to it. Otherwise It has an excellent flav...

I had really good luck with this recipe!I used more beef broth and less water. I threw a few sliced fresh mushrooms in and used a bagged shredded cabbage for ease. We liked it the first time and...

Amazing! This was the first time I cooked with barley or made a stew and my whole family loved it!! I will most defintely make this again. Next time I would add some cayenne pepper and coriand...

my husband and I really thought this stew was excellent. I took a sample to my daughter and she had the same reaction. thank you for all the good recipes.

My family loved this! I did make a couple of minor changes. I used 1 can of diced tomatoes, including the juice. Instead of all that water, I used one can of water (from the tomatoes)and one b...

Wow this was amazingly good. Really easy for one thing. We don't have Great Northern beans here in Australia as far as I know so did a search on them & since they are a white bean I figured ca...

We really enjoyed this recipe. I added some additional spices and it turned out great!

This recipe is a keeper. Here are the modifications that I made: 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes and less water, closer to 1/2 cup of barley, a 19 ounce can of beans (I've used different kinds),...