Barley Mushroom Bake

Total Time
1hr 35mins
20 mins
1 hr 15 mins

This is a great "instead of potatoes" sidedish that I've served for years.Use beef broth and serve with steaks or pork tenderloin or use chicken broth to serve with grilled or roasted chicken.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Stir-fry barley in 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. Transfer to an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole.
  4. Sauté onions in remaining butter until pale golden; add mushrooms and sauté 3-5 minutes longer; add to casserole.
  5. Mix into casserole all other ingredients.
  6. Cover and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes until barley is tender, stirring every now and then.
  7. Fluff with a fork before serving.