Beef Stew With Barley (Crock Pot)

Total Time
10hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 hrs

This non-gravy stew recipe is a combination of many recipes, tailored to the flavours I like best. I hope you like it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat with chopped onion in oil and transfer to 6 quart crock pot.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and cook on LOW for 10 hours (HIGH for 6 hours).
  3. Season with salt if needed.
  4. Serve and garnish with fresh parsley and sprinkle with paprika if desired.
  5. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Thanks Nat! This is a really delicious stew. Thick and filling -leftovers were good too!

Robin W March 13, 2003

This dish was very nice. I didn't use the crock pot, but instead made it in my dutch oven and baked it in a 350 oven for 3 hours. I added the potatoes in at the last 30 minutes. I also only used 1/2 cup of barley, only because I felt 1 cup would have taken over and made it too thick. The leftovers did become a thicker stew though, which was till very tasty. :)

Lori Mama May 24, 2013

Absolutely DELICIOUS! 5 stars is not enough. On these blustery days in Western Washington this really hits the spot. I made this for my family because I wasn't going to be home to fix dinner and when left to his own devices DH would be feeding the children canned olives. When I got home that evening my husband and even my kids raved about it. What a wonderful, healthy and simple recipe. I am making it again tonight. Thank Nat for such a kick a$$ recipe.

Beautiful Disgrace October 14, 2009

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