Red Beans and Barley W/ Ham Slow Cooker Stew

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Nice Spicy and easy slow cooker recipe. Great for diabetics who can't have white rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss it in the crock pot all day. Cook 4 -5 on high and then drop it down another 4 at least on low.
  2. Take out the bay leaves and the chile peppers. It’s better a day or two later.


Most Helpful

I like the idea of barley and beans but didn't really care for this dish. The bay leaf was overwhelming but otherwise it seemed lacking in flavour. I served it with salsa to add a bit more flavour.

Ellen E January 27, 2010

Lovely alternative to red beans and rice! I don't have cajun seasoning, but according to the www its a mix of predominantly salt, with some cayenne, thyme, sweet basil, and chili powder. I added no salt to the recipe, and added a few shakes of each to the pot. Came out great - will be making this one again as a standard for leftover easter ham.

MechanicalJen April 25, 2008

This was a good, one-pot meal. I especially liked the flavour of the cajun spice in the mix. I left out hte chili peppers (and probably should have left them in). I found, however, that it lacked something in the flavour. Next time maybe I'll add some tomatoes. It is very filling and a great dinner for diabetics.

Rebecca Downey April 04, 2008

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