Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef and Barley Stew

Somehow barley makes every stew better, and it's the same with this satisfying blend of beef, vegetables, and simple seasonings.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 12 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 5

Ingredients

1
lb. boneless beef round steak (1/2 inch thick), trimmed of fat, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2
cups Green Giant® Frozen Cut Green Beans
1
cup shredded carrots (1 to 2 medium)
1/2
cup uncooked regular pearl barley
1
(4.5-oz.) jar Green Giant® Sliced Mushrooms, drained
1
(12-oz.) jar mushroom gravy
2 1/2
cups water
2
teaspoons beef-flavor instant bouillon
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 In 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    1110mg
    1110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    88%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    18%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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