Stay Warm On Chilly Nights With This Hearty Stew

beef and barley stew

A hearty beef and barley stew is the perfect meal to warm up a cold night. Easy to make and packed with flavor, it’s a great way to feed a crowd or have leftovers throughout the week. Here’s how to make it:

What You’ll Need:

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 pounds diced beef chuck

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 3 or 4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed

– 2 carrots, peeled and chopped

– 2 stalks celery, chopped

– 4 cups beef broth

– 2 cups water

– 1/2 cup pearl barley

– 2 bay leaves

– 1 teaspoon dried oregano

– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat.

2. Add the beef and onion to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is browned, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the garlic, potatoes, carrots, and celery and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes.

4. Stir in the beef broth, water, barley, bay leaves, oregano, salt, and pepper.

5. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

6. Remove the bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste.


– Chopped fresh parsley

– Grated parmesan cheese

– Sour cream

This beef and barley stew is sure to be a hit with your family. It’s packed with flavor, and the pearl barley adds a delicious nutty texture. Serve it with a side of crusty bread for a complete meal. Enjoy!

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