Beef and Barley Soup

Cook up something with stick-to-your-ribs substance when the weather turns cold: This beef and barley slow cooker stew, made easy with pantry basics and Green Giant frozen vegetables.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb beef stew meat
3
medium carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2/3
cup Green Giant™ Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2/3
cup uncooked pearl barley
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
5 1/4
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from two 32-oz containers)
1
cup Green Giant™ frozen sweet peas, thawed
  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except peas.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in peas. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes longer or until peas are tender.

Expert Tips

Pearl barley, its most common form, is the perfect slow cooker grain. The long, slow cook time turns barley tender, yet not gummy.

Select lean beef to prevent having to trim excess fat before adding the beef to the soup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
930mg
930%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.