By Aunt Willie on February 09, 2004
Photo by Rita~
Photo by Rita~
"This comes from my grandmother's shoebox of recipes -- and it is good! Perfect in the winter with a nice green salad and plenty of crusty bread. This makes a huge pot -- I usually freeze some to have on hand for a quick dinner. I have also added leftover corn or green beans to this and it is still fabulous. It is not a lot of work -- just the simmering takes some time. But it is worth it."
Serving Size: 1 (400 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This stew was awesome! The beef was melt in your mouth! YUMMMM!! The barley did not have directions on the bag so I went to Zaar and found barley needs to cook 30 minutes before adding to stew. This was delicious!! Thanks Aunt Willie ; )"
"Very tasty, very hearty soup. Great comfort food. I skipped the celery and added potatoes instead. The recipe also makes a lot of soup--I doubled the recipe and had to use two pots."
"At first I was going to give this 4 stars. That was until my DH (who normally doesn't care for stews or soups) said he loved it ... and then it was even better the next day! Yum, yum. I will make this frequently. I may try adding some frozen green peas at the end of the cooking time and maybe an envelope of brown gravy (although this makes a nice gravy on its own). I've been searching for an excellent beef and barley recipe and this is it!"
"I just had this, this weekend at Chef Sudie's house, it was sooo good. I loved it and I can't wait to make it myself. "
"This was really good...a real "stick to your ribs" kind of meal. Served with salad and crusty bread. "
"Aunt Willie, this is some great recipe. I was never much of a beef stew fan, but I loved this. I used turnip because I ran out of carrots and I love turnip. Otherwise, followed the recipe exactly and was very pleased with the results. "
"Very good stew, I am not a huge fan of beef stew, simply because I did not have a good recipe, now I do! This recipes is great, thank you."
"This was very good even though the picture isn`t so good. I was short on the beef, carrots and celery. I think I would have like this if the barley was cooked in the broth with the rest of the ingredients. It would have gave it more creaminess. I also wasn`t sure if the barley was 1 cup cooked or raw. Now looking at RecipeNut`s photo it must have been 1 cup cooked barley. My soup just didn`t seem as hearty but was very good none the less. Thanks to Aunt Willie`s Grandma!"