Recipe by Leslie in Texas
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.
Top Review by ratherbeswimmin'
Nice way to prepare barley. I used beef stock and did not add additional salt until it was finished baking. I am glad I waited because 2 teaspoons would have been too much. Ended up adding about 1/2 teaspoon salt to the finished product. Made a very filling, satisfying lunch and I am sure to add this to my side dish rotation. Thanks for the recipe.
- 1 cup medium pearl barley
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 large yellow onion, minced
- 1 cup coarsely chopped mushroom
- 3 cups beef broth (depending on what meat is served with this) or 3 cups chicken broth (depending on what meat is served with this)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Stir-fry barley in 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Transfer to an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole.
- Sauté onions in remaining butter until pale golden; add mushrooms and sauté 3-5 minutes longer; add to casserole.
- Mix into casserole all other ingredients.
- Cover and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes until barley is tender, stirring every now and then.
- Fluff with a fork before serving.