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.
- In a large skillet brown the first 5 ingredients together until meat is done-do not drain.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet, mix well and simmer on low until done, around 30 minutes.
- 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.
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!
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'
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 :)