Slow-Cooker Beef, Bacon and Barley Soup

Beef-flavored broth is the robust base for this slow cooked dinner loaded with beef, Green Giant® Niblets® Frozen Corn, bacon and barley.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 8 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2
lb. boneless beef round steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
small red potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
1 1/2
cups fresh baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise
1
cup Green Giant™ Niblets® Frozen Corn
1/2
cup uncooked regular pearl barley
2
(14-oz.) cans beef broth
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
(12-oz.) jar beef gravy
  • 1 Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add beef and onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, layer potatoes, carrots, corn and barley. Top with beef mixture. Pour broth, tomatoes and gravy over top. Do not stir.
  • 3 Cover; cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours. Stir before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    55),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    870mg
    870%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    100%;
    Vitamin C
    14%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    18%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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