711 Kirkwood's Barley Casserole

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

Very simple and easy to make. Spice it up if you wish or leave as is, and you can omit the meat and use chopped mushrooms.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet brown the first 5 ingredients together until meat is done-do not drain.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet, mix well and simmer on low until done, around 30 minutes.
  3. You may need to add quite a bit of water if the casserole is drying out, depending on the barley used, and the altitude you live at.
Most Helpful

4 5

I used "medium" Barley and I also needed to add more water. The barley did not swell like if it were in a soup so that is why I say it needed more water. But it was very good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing I love barley!

5 5

I made ths last night. I had to add more liquid as the barley was sort of hard. It was delicious noetheless. Next time I will add beef broth instead of water. Even my husband and daughter who are very "PICKY" eaters, had seconds. I had pearl barly in the house that I use for Beef Barey Soup. It is definitely a "keeper'

5 5

This was excellent in flavor, nutrition and texture. I loved it. I chopped all the vegetables with a few pulses in the food processor, so that made it quick and easy to prepare too. I made a few minor changes substituting ground turkey for the ground beef and used olive oil to fry instead of shortening. Normally I would have used the barley called for but I had some pearled wheat leftover that I bought to make an Italian grain pie at Easter and I wanted to use some of it up. It is so similar to barley and worked out nicely in this recipe. My only problem was I had to add a lot more water than the recipe called for. I added an additional 3 coffee mugs worth of water. But it was all absorbed nicely and this turned out great. will definitely make this again :)