Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Set your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a hot, hearty stew loaded with beef and barley.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 9 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 9

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2
pounds beef boneless chuck, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
medium carrots, cut lengthwise in half, then cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
cup uncooked pearl barley
2
cartons (32 ounces each) Progresso™ beef flavored broth
1 1/2
cups Green Giant™ frozen sweet peas (from 1-pound bag)
1
cup Green Giant™ Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-pound bag)
  • 1 Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, beef, salt and pepper in oil 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned.
  • 2 Spoon beef mixture into 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in carrots, barley and broth.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 Increase heat setting to High. Stir in frozen peas and corn. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until peas and corn are hot.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    325
    (
    Calories from Fat
    135),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    1260mg
    1260%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    26g
    26%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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