Slow Cooker Red Beans and Barley (Low Fat)

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

I found this recipe on some time ago and wanted to put it here so all my healthy recipes are in one place. They say this is a Weight Watchers recipes and that is 4 points per serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients, in order listed, in slow cooker. Do not stir.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours.
  3. Stir and serve. Yields about 1 1/3 cups per serving.


Most Helpful

I really wanted to like this recipe. It smelled so good when I came home from work. was like glue. I think cooking it 7 hours was WAY too long. If I try this again I would cook it about 4 hours and see how it is.

kyepsen October 28, 2010

This really smelled good when I came home for lunch.. but it needs 'something'. I'm not sure what.. but it needs some flavor. I think I'll try pairing it with some sausage or kielbasa. It just lacked something. I love barley and kidney beans...but didn't care much for this dish.

luvmybge November 21, 2008

This smelled great while cooking--it nearly drove DH and I crazy as we knocked around the house on Saturday afternoon :). That said, DH loved it and I was less thrilled. I think it was a texture thing for me; I am not a big fan of risotto, either, and that is about the texture this ended with. The flavor is very good, though, so I might be tempted to try the recipe again with the same ingredients but simmered on the stovetop with the barley cooked separately. Thanks for posting; I'm sure I'll tinker with this one. Made for Veg*n Swap.

smellyvegetarian November 19, 2008

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