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This is one of my favourite go to recipes. I replaced the water with beef broth to give it a little more flavour. It's one of those recipes that always seems to turn out, easy to make but it looks like you slaved in the kitchen.

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jarad January 31, 2014

Super recipe! Served over mashed potatoes with a side of roast asparagus. Skipped the celery and added extra peppers. Used Goya barley and it was perfectly soft after 30 min. So good, reminded me a little of shepherd's pie filling with a kick from the chilli sauce. Thanks for the keeper!

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lolablitz April 10, 2013

Very, very yummy! I used leftover roast beef and fresh tomatoes rather than canned, but otherwise followed this recipe exactly. It was just barely enough for our family of 5. A great way to use up leftover roast, for sure!

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annlouise June 17, 2009

We enjoyed this recipe very much. Cooked it just like you posted. We simply just ate it out of a bowl and got our bellys full. Simple to follow recipe. Thank You for posting. Hugs

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Braunda October 25, 2008

This was a great hearty meal for when you are hungry and you want something good and filling. I added a beef bullion cube to add some flavor. I also served with mashed potatoes and mixed steamed vegies. Be careful with the chili sauce because mine kind of dominated the flavor pool. I added a little less then half a cup and it was almost too much. I used 2 cans of tomatoes and it tasted great but probably could have cut it down to one. I had to add more H20 about half way through. Thank you for the great tasting low cost recipe :)

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Wobin October 12, 2008

Good meal! As others stated I served with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies, it was a good combination. I used pearl barley and found that I needed to really watch and keep adding liquid. My barley took the full hour to cook all the way. Yummy! My husband said it reminded him of my shephard's pie - which I'm thinking would be a nice way to serve leftovers sometime.

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DDW April 21, 2008

Such a versatile and yummy one dish meal! I used the whole pepper (red), just one can diced tomatoes, and left out the celery. As others had suggested I used low sodium beef broth in place of the water for extra flavor. This was my first adventure with barley and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Teachingjill January 05, 2008

I made this for our dinner on 12/30/07 and it was really very good.Since we don't care for celery and green peppers I added peas & carrots that I had leftover for color.And I only had one can of tomatoes,and that seemed to work just fine.This was a very hearty meal on it's own,but to make it even heartier I served it over mashed potatoes.SO added a little water to some of the leftovers next day and made himself some soup.Thanks for posting,and "Keep Smiling:)"

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Chef shapeweaver � January 01, 2008

Added corn like others have suggested put a little hot sauce on before serving. Excellent

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Ed&Theresa January 01, 2008

Great flavor, easy to make, and no expensive ingredients. I used ground chuck, petite diced tomatoes, and beef broth instead of water. Cooked for 35 minutes using the quick cooking barley and enjoyed true comfort food for supper. DH had two helpings! Nice recipe Charlotte, thank you.

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lauralie41 December 27, 2007
Beef Barley Skillet