Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

Make a big batch of beef and barley stew the easy way, in a slow cooker.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 8 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 14

Ingredients

1
boneless beef sirloin tip roast (about 3 lb)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
containers (8 oz each) refrigerated prechopped onion, celery and bell pepper mix
3
medium carrots, chopped (1 1/3 cups)
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
3
cups reduced-sodium beef broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup water
1
cup uncooked pearl barley
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, place beef, flour and 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Seal bag; shake to coat beef.
  • 2 In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil until brown on all sides. Place in slow cooker. Scatter prechopped vegetables and carrots around beef. Add tomatoes, broth, water, barley, Italian seasoning and remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 hours or until beef is tender. Remove beef from slow cooker to plate; shred beef, using 2 forks. Return beef to slow cooker.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    286
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11 1/2g
    11 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    ),
    Sodium
    456mg
    456%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    23 1/2g
    23 1/2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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