Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Since I'm a barley nut, I had to add this recipe to the site. Pearl barley and veggies make this a healthy stew.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a zip lock plastic bag combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.
  2. Add small amounts of meat and shake to coat.
  3. Heat oil in a large pot with lid.
  4. Add meat, stir and cook until browned.
  5. Add the rest of the salt and pepper, carrots, celery, onion, beef broth, seasonings and barley.
  6. Cover and cook for 45 minutes.
  7. Stir in mushrooms and bell pepper.
  8. Cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

It was wonderful but I added cornstarch to thicken it a little.

cismith54 January 14, 2009

This is a healthy, hearty stew with a lot of flavor. I personally did not care for the amount of herb and would leave out the sage all together. I followed the recipe and didn't change anything and we had no trouble gobbling it up for supper! Again, the amount of seasonings is a person preference and would be easy to adjust. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando May 24, 2007

Awesome barley stew! I love barley and this was great. I used some browned ground beef instead of stew meat(all I had) and it was so yummy. Really great combo of herbs and garlic, just enough for flavor but not enough to mask the flavor of the veggies, barley, and beef.

akgrown August 02, 2006