• 1 1/2 lb. boneless lean beef, cubed or stew meat
  • 3 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 (10.5 oz.) cans beef broth
  • 6 c. water
  • 14.5 oz. tomatoes, diced, petite
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 carrots, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 c. barley
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme (Optional)

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Sometimes you just want a COMFORT Soup that is full of flavor and that everyone in the family will like. Slow Cooker Beef and Barley is just PERFECT!

  1. Over medium heat, saute the beef in a skillet with the oil for 5 minutes, or until browned.
  2. Next, combine the salt, pepper and garlic powder and stir into seasoned meat and transfer to your a slow cooker.
  3. Pour just a little bit of the beef broth or water into the skillet and scrap up the browned bits. Also adding to the slow cooker.
  4. Combine the broth, water, tomatoes, celery, carrots, green onions, parsley and barley and pour over the beef.
  5. Cover. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables and barley are tender.
  6. Add the thyme just before serving. (Optional)

NOTE: Easy to convert to VEGETARIAN by omitting the beef, and substituting the Beef Broth for Vegetable Broth.

Happy Crocking!

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