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.
Cold Comfort Freeze leftovers as individual servings for quick lunches or dinners later.
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Rating: 5 stars
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!
Rating: 3 stars
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.
My family loved it and ask for it instead of traditional beef stew. Go figure. It is really starchy...
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.
Rating: 1 stars
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.