Slow-Cooker Beef, Bacon and Barley Soup

Slow-Cooker Beef, Bacon and Barley Soup

Beef-flavored broth is the robust base for this slow cooked dinner loaded with beef, Green Giant® Niblets® Frozen Corn, bacon and barley.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

8:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

(1

4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2
lb. boneless beef round steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
small red potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
1 1/2
cups fresh baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise
1
cup Green Giant® Niblets® Frozen Corn
1/2
cup uncooked regular pearl barley
2
(14-oz.) cans beef broth
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
(12-oz.) jar beef gravy
  1. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add beef and onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, layer potatoes, carrots, corn and barley. Top with beef mixture. Pour broth, tomatoes and gravy over top. Do not stir.
  3. Cover; cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours. Stir before serving.
Makes 8 (1 1/2-cup) servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 55),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 870mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.