Spicy Beef and Barley Soup (South Beach Friendly) (Crock Pot)

Recipe by Moogliwoogli
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READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Season the stewing beef with half of the oregano, crushed red pepper and salt. Sear each side in a very hot non stick frying pan (no oil) until nicely browned (on high heat).
  • When liquid begins to emerge from beef add the onion and mix well. Cook 5 minutes more until onion begins to soften. Add half the garlic and mix well. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomatoes, celery & bay leaf, stir to mix well. Pour this mixture into a crockpot or heavy bottomed stock pot.
  • Add the barley and stir.
  • Add the chicken broth, mushrooms, beans, carrots and remaining garlic & spices, to taste.
  • Stir well and cook in a crockpot on high heat 6-8 hours, or simmer on stove top, 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Check for seasonings and adjust as needed.
  • Serve with a hearty grain bread toasted with low fat cheese.
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