Wine, Barley, and Beef (Crock Pot Style)

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

YUMMMMY is what I say. I found this recipe in a cookbook, liked it but wanted something better. So I adapted this recipe after playing with it. Here is what I came up with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in skillet heat oil and toss in stew meat to sear.
  2. drain oil and toss into crock pot.
  3. add in all other ingredients except parsley.
  4. stir.
  5. cover and cook on low 9-10 hours, high 4-5 hours.
  6. before serving add parsley, stir.
  7. serve with salad, crusty bread, and a hard cheese.
  8. NOTE! Crock pots cook differently, newer ones cook hotter. Please check at initial times for low and high.
  9. ***Searing meat is optional, I have had to toss everything in before work without searing and it came out well.
Most Helpful

I currently have a cold so had to rely on hubby's taste buds for this rating, He rates 4 stars, it made a lovely filling & thick stew and cooked up lovely in a cast iron pot on a pot belly stove. Thanks for posting!

**Mandy** February 25, 2011

This was such a hearty and filling dish! Super easy, and super tasty -how can you go wrong? I just added a tsp of salt before switching on the slow cooker and otherwise copied as is. My husband came home to a decadent smelling house and said he gave it a 10. This one is going into my file! :-) Thanks for posting!

Jezagerm October 20, 2009

This was good! Even the kids ate it. We served over crackers with a little shredded cheddar on top. Yum. And EASY!

CandyTX October 09, 2008