Beef barley (or quinoa) stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.9
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.9 mg
  • Sodium: 511.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

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Fabulous, low calorie, super filling! Fabulous, low calorie, super filling!
Number of Servings: 10


    1 tsp oil
    1-1/2 lbs lean beef round stew meat
    1 cup chopped carrots
    1 cup chopped onions
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    8 cups water
    1 - 2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
    2 bay leaves
    1 cup dry barley or Quinoa
    fresh ground black pepper


I have also done this in the Crockpot with excellent results. Brown/braise meat in skillet for best flavor. Then place all ingredients, except quinoa, in crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add Quinoa about 1 hour before turning Crockpot off.


Heat a large heavy pot or dutch oven on medium heat. Add oil and beef, season with a little salt and brown meat a few minutes.
When meat is browned, add carrots, onion, celery and garlic to the pot and give it a good stir.
Add water, salt and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
When boiling, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer covered over low heat until the meat is soft, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
Add the barley (or Quinoa), adjust the salt if needed and add fresh ground pepper. Simmer an additional 30-35, remove bay leaves and serve.

Serving Size: Makes about 10- 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BRITTLBRAN.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |