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Crockpot Beef Barley Stew

Crockpot Beef Barley Stew

Cool and rainy weather always puts me in the mood for soups and stews. I love that they are filling, easy and delicious. If I can make it in the crockpot, like this Beef Barley Stew, even better.

Beef and barley soup is something I never ate before I moved to Canada. My family never made it that I can remember. It was a favorite of Nana’s, though, so I learned to love it.

I know that it brings back pleasant memories for my hubby. So, I decided that I needed to make it as soon as the weather turned cooler. This simple slow cooker recipe was a hit with the whole family!

Crockpot Beef and Barley Stew

Ingredients

1 – 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

2 pounds beef stew meat

4 carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, pressed

1 cup small button mushrooms

3 Tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp thyme

1 L beef broth

2 cups chicken broth

3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

3/4 cup pearl barley

Instructions

browning beef for beef and barley stew

Preheat oil in a large skillet. Season beef with salt and pepper and brown all sides and add to slow cooker.

Adding vegetables to pan with browned beef

Add onions, garlic, carrots and mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they start to soften.

Beef and Barley Soup in the crockpot

Add tomato paste, thyme, beef broth, chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 2-3 minutes and then pour into the slow cooker. Add uncooked barley. Stir.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.

Beef stew in a white bowl

Crockpot Beef and Barley Stew

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes

A warm and comforting favourite from the crockpot.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup small button mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 L beef broth
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oil in a large skillet. Season beef with salt and pepper and brown all sides and add to slow cooker.
  2. Add onions, garlic, carrots and mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they start to soften.
  3. Add tomato paste, thyme, beef broth, chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 2-3 minutes and then pour into the slow cooker. Add uncooked barley. Stir.
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1139mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 47g

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Amy

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

My husband tried to make this and it tastes so well. Thank you!

Scarlet

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

What a yummy recipe! I love that you added barley- a nice healthy choice that brings great texture and flavor as well.

Jaclyn Anne

Wednesday 16th of May 2018

I am always looking for new recipes to try in my slow cooker, thank you! I love how easy this stew is to make - and hearty and filling too!

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 16th of September 2015

It's the rectangular Litre boxes of broth.

vickie huff

Wednesday 16th of September 2015

whats a L tetra pack of beef broth

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