Beef-Barley Stew

Looking for a hearty dinner using Progresso® broth and Green Giant® vegetables? Then try this flavorful beef and barley stew.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
2/3
cup uncooked barley
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14.5 oz) whole tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, undrained
2
cups Green Giant™ frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add beef and onion; cook in skillet over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 2 In ungreased 3-quart casserole, mix beef mixture and remaining ingredients except frozen vegetables, breaking up tomatoes.
  • 3 Cover; bake 30 minutes. Stir in frozen vegetables. Cover; bake 30 to 40 minutes longer or until barley is tender.

Expert Tips

One cup of cooked barley packs about 6 grams of fiber. This virtually fat-free whole grain also contains complex carbohydrates, B vitamins and protein. Look for hulled barley in your coop and you can use that, too.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.