Alberta Beef Barley Stew

Alberta Beef Barley Stew
  • 6 cups hot water, divided
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups pearl barley


  1. Heat 2 cups water to boiling in a microwave-safe bowl, about 2 minutes. Stir beef bouillon cubes and onion soup mix into boiling water until dissolved.
  2. Pour bouillon mixture and remaining 4 cups water into a slow cooker; set cooker on High. Stir beef, potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic into the slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Stir barley into beef mixture; continue cooking until barley is tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Turn slow cooker off, remove cover, and allow to cool until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

04/16/2018
Alberta Beef Barley Stew, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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