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Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Stew

Recipe photo courtesy of Andrew Purcell

Start simmering this robust fall stew in the morning, and its irresistible flavors will greet you at dinner time. Some slow cookers have a stovetop-safe insert, so you can do all the cooking in one pot. If yours does not, use a skillet and then transfer the ingredients to the slow cooker.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2013
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Cook's Notes

Cold Comfort
Freeze leftovers as individual servings for quick lunches or dinners later.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • cpgibbard
    29 OCT, 2017
    Loved this recipe. Really easy to prepare and very flavourful. Love the combo of squash and barley, really makes for a comforting bowl of warm yumminess!
  • ginaz111
    2 JAN, 2014
    I think the flavor was pretty good, but it is more of a soup than a stew. I added an onion, think I would add more veggies if I make it again. I think either less liquid or more barley to absorb some of the liquid. I didn't have quite enough broth so I added some white wine, I think it was a nice addition. I would also like more meat in it.
  • Bkmom
    27 OCT, 2013
    My family loved it and ask for it instead of traditional beef stew. Go figure. It is really starchy...
  • MS10367023
    22 OCT, 2013
    I did not care for the taste at all. However, my husband had two bowls. Tasted like I was eating fat. Removed a lot of the fat before cooking. Strange taste.
  • kgwb2789152
    16 OCT, 2013
    This really should be called Beef and Starch Stew. It isn't very flavorful and is great need of some non-strachy vegetables. I love most MS recipes, but this one needs work.
  • elissapr
    10 OCT, 2013
    Easy to make and delicious!
  • terrileehumphrey
    10 OCT, 2013
    very good, everyone in family liked it!

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