Beef and Barley Stew

Beef and barley stewis low on cholesterol, so you can enjoy this delicious recipe at any time.


    Extra lean beef stew meat (trimmed of excess fat, cut into 1-inch pieces):- 2 pounds

    All-purpose flour: -1/3cup

    Pepper: - to taste

    Minced garlic: -1 tsp.

    Medium onion (chopped):- 1 

    Snipped fresh parsley: -2 tbsp.

    Sliced carrots: -1 cup

    Dried thyme (crushed):- ½tsp.

    Water: -1 cup

    Fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth: -5 cups

    Sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks):- 2 cups

    Potatoes(peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks):- 2 cups

    Sliced mushrooms: -8 ounces

    Coarsely chopped tomatoes: -1 cup

    Frozen peas: -1 cup

    Medium barley: -½cup

tools required

Nonstick cooking spray

6-quart non-stick Dutch microwave

Serving bowl


preparation method

Season meat with pepper and then thoroughly layer with flour.

Now, cook coated meat on medium heat for about five minutes or until browned in a 6-quart non-stick Dutch microwave coated with non-stick cooking spray.

Add garlic and onion. Sauté for few more minutes.

Mix parsley, thyme and carrots to it. Sauté for another five minutes.

Combine thebroth to it and then pour water. Allow this mixture to boil, scraping lower portion of the pan.

Decrease heat and simmer covered for about 45 minutes.

Put sweet potatoes, mushrooms, barley and potatoes to it. Let it boil.

Keep cooking on a low flame until the vegetables and meat are soft and covered.

Add peas and stir for a minute.

Serve hot.

Serving Suggestions

    Serve hot with salad.

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Prep:35 mins Cook: more than 1 hour


You can also add 4 cups of sweet potatoes if you want to avoid simple potatoes.

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