Meat Stew With Barley

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Nasseh

This is a simple Libyan stew, full of flavor.

Top Review by Charlotte J

After I tagged this recipe I saw that it had cinnamon in it and then wondered how that would taste. I only used 1/4 teaspoon since I used Cinnamon Vietnamese Cassia X fancy from Penzey Spice Co. At the store they said you could use half the amount that the recipe calls for using their spices. I did enjoy the light flavor of cinnamon and the hint of lemon. I used Quick Barley and it was done it 15 minutes with no liquid left over. So I'm glad I did not use the pearl as I'm sure I would have had to add more liquid. Thank you for a fast and tasty meal. I will make this again! Made for *Zaar Cookbooks Tag 2008* game

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot. Then sprinkle the meat with salt & pepper. Saute both the onion & beef (or lamb) for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in the parsley & cinnamon.
  2. Next add in the water, tomato paste, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat & simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the barley & cook for 40-45 minutes or until the barley is tender. Stir the lemon juice & serve hot.

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