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**Now We’re Cooking…Vegetable Beef Barley (Stew) Stoup***

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

**Now We’re Cooking…Vegetable Beef Barley (Stew) Stoup***
Now We’re Cooking…with Winfield28

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I am back making soups and stews again.

The following recipe was more like a thick soup the first day and more like a stew the second day. Cooking celebrity, Rachael Ray would call this a “Stoup” – stew & soup combination.

I made this last weekend. It’s a beef stew that is heavy on the vegetables and also contains barley…which I had on hand from making my Mexican Beef Barley Soup recently (see early Blog post for that recipe). You can eliminate the balsamic vinegar if you want; I do think it adds a little something extra if you do include it. Also, you could use low sodium broth.

What I like about this recipe is that I could just toss all of the ingredients into my crock pot and turn it on low and let it go all day.

Fix it and Forget it!


* Note: I have posted this in the recipe section of this site. I will set it to “share” so that if you care to view the nutrition information, it will be available today.

Vegetable Beef Barley (Stew) Stoup

1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 cups sliced or chopped carrots
1 cup of chopped onions
1 cup sliced celery
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable juice
2 cups beef broth
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup of quick cooking barley
1/4 cup all-purpose flour – (sprinkle over the top of all ingredients and stir in)
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Mix all the ingredients together in a crock pot and cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours.

Makes 6 Servings.
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    When my dad was alive, I used to make this soup for him...he loved beef barley soup. Barley is one of those complex carbs that's so very good for you! Thanks for the recipe!

    emoticon Rose
    2720 days ago
    Don't you just love the crock pot. Mine is going right now with cabbage and kielbasa for dinner.This recipe sounds very good. I have never cooked with barley before. Will have to put it on my list. What is the name of your public cookbook?
    2720 days ago
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