White Bean, Spinach, and Barley Stew

White Bean, Spinach, and Barley Stew

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"This filling vegetarian stew is great year-round. Serve with a dry Chardonnay and crusty bread."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 256 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the barley and water to a boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the onion and garlic until tender. Season with rosemary. Mix the mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, and wine into the pot, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked barley, beans, tomatoes, and spinach. Season with red pepper flakes. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
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MOTTSBELA
5/12/2005

I'm not exactly sure this recipe should be in the Soup collection; however, I very much like the flavor and textures. It is a very dry, thick stew - I ate it with a fork - but I don't know that I'd want more liquid in it. If you like these ingredients, you will most definitely like this recipe! (Note: I did spice it up a bit with jalapeno slices and Tabasco sauce.)

heather
3/23/2006

I thought this was one of the best stews I have made yet this season. I used four cups of vegetable broth instead of water to give it extra flavor. Yum!

LindaT
2/28/2007

This was very tasty, but as others have mentioned it was really almost too thick and needed some seasoning help. I added some vegetable stock to thin it out a bit and added some cajun type seasonings, more garlic and some more spinach to this. I tasted it right after I made it and really wasn't that impressed, but I let it sit in the fridge overnight and then WOW. Really much better!