Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is posted in response to a request for a stew that was low in fat, low in high-glycemic carbohydrates, and high in fibre. I think this fits the bill.
- 2 medium onions
- 4 stalks celery or 1 small celery root, peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb lean stewing beef or 1 lb lean stewing lamb
- 2 cloves garlic (optional)
- 3 cups water or 3 cups fat-free broth
- 1⁄4 cup barley
- 2 -3 bay leaves
- 2 cups peeled diced rutabagas (yellow turnip)
- 1 cup peeled diced turnip (optional)
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
- 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
- 1 cup cleaned button mushroom
- 1 (19 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon savory
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Peel and chop the onions coarsely.
- Chop the celery coarsely as well.
- Peel and mince the garlic.
- Saute the onions and celery until softened in the oil; remove them to a large stew pot.
- Add the beef or lamb to the frying pan and cook until browned, stir in the garlic; then add the meat to the onions and celery.
- Add the water or broth, the barley and the bay leaves to the stew pot.
- Peel and chop all the remaining vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
- Add them to the stew in the order given, then add the tomatoes and the spices.
- Simmer the stew until the meat is done and the vegetables and barley are tender.
- Add a little more water if needed.
- This can be made ahead; stew keeps and reheats well.
Very good stew! I didn't add the turnips or rutabagas because I had none on hand. The seasonings were just perfect. Thank you for posting this good recipe.
Sauteed the veggies as directed, and threw everything in the crockpot -- no rutabagas nor turnips. Did add a tad of flour to the browning beef. Left it in the crockpot for 8 hours -- most on High. was tasty enough, but not outstanding. Thanks for posting, Jenny.
Great stew, not just for diabetics or those on restricted diets. Everyone will enjoy this. Thanks for posting Jenny.