Hearty Beef and Barley Stew

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by KGCOOK

I have made this recipe out of my crock pot book many times, "Rival Crock Pot, Slow cooker Favoites". My husband says it's his favorite.

Top Review by nemokitty

Very tasty! I didn't have any peas or beef broth. I used a beef bouillon and added more water. Will make this one again! Thanks for the recipe. Made for Bargain Basement Tag Game 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 (10 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced (I use 1 lb. (or more)
  • 1 12 lbs boneless beef chuck steaks, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 (4 1/2 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes, diced and undrained
  • 2 cups water
  • 34 cup green peas, frozen
  • 34 cup pearl barley, uncooked
  • salt and pepper


  1. In crock pot layer carrots, mushrooms, and beef.
  2. Combine soup mix, broth, Worcestershire, tomatoes, water, and barley, pour over beef.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Stir in peas and cook, covered 5 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Season if desired with salt and pepper.
  6. I serve this with a crusty bread.

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