Slow-Cooker Vegetable-Beef-Barley Soup

Slow-Cooker Vegetable-Beef-Barley Soup

Reward yourself at the end of the work day with a slow cooker homemade soup.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

9:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

3/4
cup Green Giant® frozen cut green beans (from 1-pound bag)
2/3
cup Green Giant® Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-pound bag)
1 1/2
pounds beef stew meat
1/2
cup chopped bell pepper
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2/3
cup uncooked barley
1 1/2
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
carton (32 ounces) Progresso® beef flavored broth
2
cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  1. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Rinse green beans and corn with cold water to separate and partially thaw. Mix green beans, corn and remaining ingredients in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
Makes 10 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you can't find the canned diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, use two 14.5-ounce cans of plain diced tomatoes and add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
Success
Select lean stew meat, and trim any extra fat before adding it to the soup.
Special Touch
Top this soup with a handful of herb-flavored croutons and a little shredded Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 900mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.