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Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 9 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

Cook up something with stick-to-your-ribs substance when the weather turns cold: This beef and barley slow-cooker stew, packed with veggies, tender beef, and soft barley is your new go-to comfort food soup. Set your slow-cooker on low in the morning and by evening, dinner is served. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb beef stew meat
3
medium carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2/3
cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2/3
cup uncooked pearl barley
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
5 1/4
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from two 32-oz containers)
1
cup frozen sweet peas, thawed

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except peas.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours.
  • 3
    Stir in peas. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes longer or until peas are tender.

Expert Tips

  • To store this soup for later, refrigerate in a shallow container so it cools rapidly. Once completely cooled, cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze this soup, pour into freezer containers, leaving 1/4 - 1/2 inch headspace (because soups expand as they freeze) and store for up to 6 months.
  • Want to take your slow-cooker meal to an outing? Simply wrap the slow-cooker in a towel or newspaper to keep it warm. Attach rubber bands around the handles to secure it for travel.
  • Pearl barley, its most common form, is the perfect slow cooker grain. The long, slow cook time turns barley tender, yet not gummy.
  • Select lean beef to prevent having to trim excess fat before adding the beef to the soup.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
600mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
5g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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