Delicious Recipes

Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley

Posted on: 10/02/2015

Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley.fw

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 8 hr

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy


1 1/4 pounds boneless beef chuck (in one piece)

1 cup pearl barley

1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, quartered

4 stalks celery, quartered

6 medium carrots, quartered

2 medium leeks, sliced (white and light green parts only)

1 sprig thyme

4 cups low-sodium beef broth

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Horseradish, for serving (optional)


Combine the beef, barley, mushrooms, celery, carrots, leeks, thyme, beef broth and soy sauce in a slow cooker. Add 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook on low, undisturbed, 8 hours.

Uncover and skim off any excess fat. Transfer the beef to a cutting board, let cool slightly and slice or shred by hand into bite-size pieces. Thin the vegetable-barley mixture in the slow cooker with some water, if desired. Divide among shallow bowls and top with the beef. Serve with horseradish, if desired.

Per serving: Calories 647; Fat 29 g (Saturated 11 g); Cholesterol 96 mg; Sodium 897 mg; Carbohydrate 57 g; Fiber 12 g; Protein 40 g


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