Slow Cook Classic Beef Barley

By imsuzie2

Slow Cook Classic Beef Barley
  • 1 1/2 lb top sirloin steak, cut 3/4 inch thick

  • 28 oz beef broth, 2 14-ounce cans

  • 14 1/2 oz canned stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges

  • 1/2 cup Barley, hulled, dry

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 bay leaves

  • 1 tsp ground thyme, crushed

  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced

  1. Directions

  2. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut meat into 3/4-inch pieces.

  3. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine meat, beef broth, undrained tomatoes, carrots, onions, barley, water, bay leaf, thyme, and garlic.

  4. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf.

  5. Additional Information

  6. Store extra barley in tightly covered containers up to one year in a cool, dry place.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Makes 8 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274.8
Total Carbs 17.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
Sugars 5.6 g
Total Fat 11.9 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Unsaturated Fat 7.5 g
Potassium 100.9 mg
Protein 24.4 g
Sodium 587.5 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat
3 Meat
1/2 Starch
1 1/4 Vegetable

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11 replies

racebratt 2011-01-07 21:04:11 -0500 Report

I ask the same question as previous…what consists of 'a serving'? I am on a pump and have to measure and weigh everything, or do i just split it into 8 bowls? REALLY want to try this…:)

Trish D
Trish D 2011-01-07 17:13:52 -0500 Report

I am always looking for good recipes that will help me keep blood sugars down. I am going to try this one it sounds so good

AnitaLiz 2011-01-05 17:43:13 -0500 Report

I'm definitely going to try this one! Sounds delicious, particularly at this time of year.

celtsalt 2010-10-15 05:34:12 -0500 Report

This looks good but I'd use much cheaper, also very lean, round steak. I'll try it when the weather cools

imsuzie2 2009-11-11 02:28:03 -0500 Report

I don't cook, but this looked easy and tasty…copied from There are more soups and if I see another I like, I will post it too.