Spicy Tomato and Bean Barley Bake (Low Fat and Healthy)

Recipe by Sarah_Jayne
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Use an oven proof dish casserole or pot that can also be used on the stovetop and put over a medium heat on the stove.
  • Once the pot is hot spray with some non-stick cooking spray or use a bit of oil if you wish and put the onions in and fry off for about 5 minutes until they are going soft.
  • Add the carrots, celery and mushrooms and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the pearl barley and the pinto beans and stir through for 2 minutes.
  • Add the V8, garlic powder and chili powder and stir to make sure everything is well combined.
  • Cover and put into the oven and cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Keep checking it now and then to make sure it isn't going dry. It is done when the barley is tender and most of the juices are absorbed.
  • Take out of the oven and dish out onto serving plates or bowls and then divide the cheese between the dishes and sprinkle on top.
  • Serve.