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Kathy's No Potato Beef Stew

Kathy's No Potato Beef Stew created by JackieOhNo

This is a recipe I concocted when I was trying to cut down on my carb intake. I don't watch my carbs as closely anymore, but I don't add the taters either. With all the other veggies and flavors mingled together, you'll never miss them! Update 11/14/12: Many slow cookers run differently, so judge the length and temp accordingly.

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  • Mix all of the above ingredients into a large crock pot.
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.
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"This is a recipe I concocted when I was trying to cut down on my carb intake. I don't watch my carbs as closely anymore, but I don't add the taters either. With all the other veggies and flavors mingled together, you'll never miss them! Update 11/14/12: Many slow cookers run differently, so judge the length and temp accordingly."
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  1. s.s4549
    If you were substituting the barley for the potatoes to cut carbs, you probably actually INCREASED the carbs. One small potato only has about 15 grams of carbs. 1/4 cup of dry pearl barley (about 1 cup cooked, small potato) has about 35 grams of carbs. Not saying this is a bad recipe though. I decided to check only because I was recently diagnosed as being diabetic and am now watching carbs.
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  2. s.s4549
    If you were substituting the barley for the potatoes to cut carbs, you probably actually INCREASED the carbs. One small potato only has about 15 grams of carbs. 1/4 cup of dry pearl barley (about 1 cup cooked, small potato) has about 35 grams of carbs. Not saying this is a bad recipe though. I decided to check only because I was recently diagnosed as being diabetic and am now watching carbs.
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  3. JackieOhNo
    This was a nice change of piece from typical beef stew with a wonderful assortment of fresh vegetables. The barley was also a nice addition. This was definitely lighter on the beef-to-vegetable ratio. I did not precook the beef but just added it to the crock pot with the rest of the ingredients. The only problem that I had with this recipe is that 8 hours on high is way too long and everything overcooked. Food was stuck to the side of the crock pot and the vegetables were too mushy. I think this should cook on LOW for 8 hours and would be just perfect. Made for Fall PAC 2012.
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  4. JackieOhNo
    Kathy's No Potato Beef Stew Created by JackieOhNo
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  5. sewinghen
    I had a friend make this while I was staying with her for a few days as she knows I am allergic to White Potatoes. (Strange, I know!) This was absolutely delicious!! All at the meal were in love with it! I would have never thought of squash and turnips in beef stew. Wonderful. So glad I can have Beef Stew again!
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