Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Set your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a hot, hearty stew loaded with beef and barley.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

9:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

9

servings

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2
pounds beef boneless chuck, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
medium carrots, cut lengthwise in half, then cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
cup uncooked pearl barley
2
cartons (32 ounces each) Progresso® beef flavored broth
1 1/2
cups Green Giant® frozen sweet peas (from 1-pound bag)
1
cup Green Giant® Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-pound bag)
  1. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, beef, salt and pepper in oil 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned.
  2. Spoon beef mixture into 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in carrots, barley and broth.
  3. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  4. Increase heat setting to High. Stir in frozen peas and corn. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until peas and corn are hot.
Makes 9 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Planned-Overs
Freeze extra soup in individual serving-size portions, then pop in the microwave for a fast, easy supper when everyone's schedule is different.
Serve-With
Warm a loaf of whole wheat bread while the soup simmers, and creamy butter. Baked apples sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of brown sugar are a great finish to this hearty winter meal.
Did You Know?
The great thing about pearl barley is how long it lasts. This grain has a long shelf life of 6 to 9 months if stored in an airtight container. If your pantry is cooler than 68°, barley can last even longer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 325
    • (Calories from Fat 135),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 1260mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.