Total Time
7hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 hrs

This is a delicious "concoction" that I accidentally stumbled upon while making fresh green beans this past summer. It has just about every thing in it for a complete meal. Just add biscuits, garlic toast, or whatever.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place 35 frozen meat balls, green beans, carrots, celery, onions in a 12 quart pot.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, chopped potatoes, bay leaves, all seasonings.
  3. Bring to a boil and then turn temperature to warm-low and cover tightly for about 6 to 8 hours.
  4. When veggies are done to your liking, add the canned beans (rinsed) and 1/2 cup barley to soak up some of the liquid.
  5. Remove bay leaves.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until barley is tender.
  7. Serve with crusty garlic or other bread & butter, corn bread works really good too -- use your imagination.