Slow-Cooker Beef Barley Stew

Number of Servings: 8 (339 g)
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours

Winter begs for warm stews that fill your house with the scent of dinner cooking all day long. Rich and earthy with the flavors of mushrooms, onion, beef and barley, your tastebuds will be as happy as your stomach with this meal.


  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 lbs. round beef roast, trimmed of fat and cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 10 oz. mushrooms, quartered
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup pearl barley


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Working in batches, sear the meat until golden brown on all sides. Move seared meat to slow cooker.
  2. Place the pan back on the stove, with juices, and cook the onion until translucent and browning. Add the mushrooms and cook until they have released all their moisture. Add the celery and cook until soft. Stir in the garlic, thyme and bay leaf and sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Deglaze the pan with the red wine. When the liquid has mostly cooked down, move everything to the slow cooker.
  4. Add broths to the slow cooker and enough water to cover the ingredients by half an inch. Cover and cook for 4 hours on low.
  5. Stir in the barley, cover again and cook until barley are tender, about 2 hours on low.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 339 g

Amount per serving
Calories 415
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.5g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.5g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 17g
Protein 29g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 0%
Calcium 29.3mg 2%
Iron 3.4mg 15%
Potassium 715mg 15%
Vitamin A 4mcg 0%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 4%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 6%
Vitamin K 11.8mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.5mg 30%
Niacin 13.2mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 40%
Folate 29.1mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 3.3mcg 140%
Biotin 6.7mcg 25%
Chloride 27.2mg 2%
Pantothenate 1.1mg 20%
Phosphorus 347.5mg 30%
Iodine 1.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 54.3mg 15%
Zinc 4.7mg 45%
Selenium 35.3mcg 60%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.2mcg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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