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Barley Casserole with Peas and Peppers

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 5 hr 25 min
  • Servings 9

Try a healthy casserole with barley, peas and bell peppers. Slow cook this side dish to suit your schedule. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked barley
1/2
cup water
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3/4
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (14 ounces) chicken broth
1
cup frozen green peas (from 1-pound bag)
1/4
cup finely chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-ounce jar)

Steps

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  • 1
    Mix all ingredients except peas and bell peppers in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until barley is tender.
  • 3
    Stir in peas and bell peppers. Cover and cook on high heat setting 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

  • Did you know? One cup of barley provides the same amount of protein as an 8-ounce glass of milk.
  • If you're trying to lower your sodium intake, use reduced-sodium chicken broth instead of the regular variety.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
125
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
5mg
Sodium
340mg
Total Carbohydrate
21g
Dietary Fiber
5g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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