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Old 12-17-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Hearty Beef Barley Stew

This hearty stew is perfect for those cool nights.
Enjoy! Debbie

HEARTY BEEF BARLEY STEW



2 pound(s) BEEF TOP SIRLOIN; Cut Into Small Cubes.
1/2 cup(s) FLOUR
1 teaspoon(s) SALT
1/2 teaspoon(s) BLACK PEPPER
2 tablespoon(s) OIL
8 cup(s) WATER
8 teaspoon(s) BEEF BASE
1 cup(s) CARROTS; Diced.
1 small ONION; Chopped.
1/8 teaspoon(s) THYME; Ground.
1 cup(s) BARLEY; Pearled.
1/2 teaspoon(s) MARJORAM; Dried.
1 teaspoon(s) KITCHEN BOUQUET
PARSLEY FLAKES; To Taste.
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Add flour, salt and pepper to a plastic bag.
Shake bag to mix well.
Add cubed beef to bag and shake to coat.
In a Dutch oven or large pot, brown beef in oil over medium heat.
Add water, onions, thyme, marjoram, kitchen Bouquet and beef base.
Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 30 minutes; then add barley, carrots and parsley to taste.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until the barley is tender.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

*If you want to thin out soup just add more beef broth.
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oh Yummmmmy!!! Barley makes it wonderful!
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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I love barley and I must say I love this stew!
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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Barley.... I'm on it!
I never thought of putting barley in stew. Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:14 PM   #5
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I love stew and I like my barley soup thick, so I came up with this recipe.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:19 PM   #6
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It looks great. I was just looking at it printed out. All the ingredients of stew, plus barley, but everything is cut up soup size. Very nice, Debbie.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:24 PM   #7
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It looks great. I was just looking at it printed out. All the ingredients of stew, plus barley, but everything is cut up soup size. Very nice, Debbie.
I was wondering if anyone would notice that. Sometimes I like smaller size bites in my stew, and keeping them smaller cuts the cooking time down alot. Enjoy! Debbie
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:40 PM   #8
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This sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

My guess is that it would be okay to use beef broth instead of the water/beef base combo?
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:49 PM   #9
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Oh my goodness, that looks wonderful! I have been craving soup, and beef and barley is one of my favorites! How do you think it would taste with sliced fresh frozen mushrooms sauteed with garlic in oilive oil? I have some lovely ones in the freezer.

I have copied and saved your recipe. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:52 PM   #10
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Beef broth would be fine Mary.

Constance, I think the mushrooms would be real nice. Enjoy!
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Hmm, looks good.. but i've never heard of Barley before. What is it?
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:00 PM   #12
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Hmm, looks good.. but i've never heard of Barley before. What is it?
Barley is a grain and it adds a nice nutty flavor with a chewy texture and provides lots of fiber. You can find in the rice section of your store.
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Barley rocks, BC. It's like big rice, but it's different.
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Barley is just as good for you as oatmeal, which I hate and detest. And Barley tastes good!
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:29 PM   #15
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Alright....... I've got everything I need to make this, and just realized it says "Beef Base" not "Beef Broth".... I've got both Beef Broth and Beef Bullion Cubes. Will either of these work? Or should I go buy some Beef Base?
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Mmmm Mmmm I know whats goin on next weeks menu. I have everything here in the house.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:49 PM   #17
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I wonder if 8 beef cubes would be the same?
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Alright....... I've got everything I need to make this, and just realized it says "Beef Base" not "Beef Broth".... I've got both Beef Broth and Beef Bullion Cubes. Will either of these work? Or should I go buy some Beef Base?
You can use either one. You are looking for 8 cups of beef broth. I just like to use beef base when a recipe needs beef broth.
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