Beef Stew with Barley

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 260.0
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 280.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 28.8 g

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This makes for a complete meal, very hearty! This makes for a complete meal, very hearty!
Number of Servings: 8


    1 lb lean stewing beef cubes
    1/2 cup white flour
    1/2 tsp sea salt
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 medium onion, diced
    3 cloves of garlic, minced
    3/4 cup red wine
    2 cups beef broth
    3 cups water
    1 or 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
    2 bay leaves, whole
    1 large white potato, cubed
    1/2 cup sliced carrots
    2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
    1/2 cup pearled raw Barley


Mix flour, sea salt and pepper together and coat the beef cubes.

Dice onions and garlic and set aside.

Measure out red wine, water and beef stock so you can have them ready.

On the stovetop, heat a large pot on medium-high and spray well with Pam. Brown the beef in the pot, adding the diced onions halfway through. When the beef is browned, add the garlic and let it cook another minute. The onions should not be browned.

Add the red wine and let it cook down for a couple minutes, stirring frequently. You can pour in a bit of the broth if the meat starts to stick to the bottom of the pot.

Add the beef stock, water, soy sauce, thyme, bay leaves, cubed potato and carrot slices and bring to a boil.

Add barley. Turn heat down to low and let simmer for at least a couple hours for best flavor.

Remove Bay leaves before serving. Salt/pepper to taste.

If you don't have thyme, add whatever herbs you have on hand. Oregano or rosemary work well too.

8 1-cup servings


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BETHANN77.