Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Stew
Recipe type: Main, Slowcooker, Supper, Entree
  • 1-2lbs stew beef (1/2-1 inch cubes)
  • oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3-4 med sized carrots, chopped
  • ¾-1 cup barley
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • salt & pepper
  1. In a skillet over medium high heat add your oil and brown/quick sear your beef in small batches. Remove from pan and place in slowcooker. Continue until all beef is browned.
  2. Turn heat down, pour a little more oil into pan and add your onions, carrots and celery stirring for about 5 minutes. IN the last 2 minutes add your garlic. Pour in a splash of beef broth and scrape up all the brown bits from the pan. Add contents of saucepan into slowcooker with beef.
  3. Pour in the remaining beef broth. Add your bay leaves, soy sauce, ginger and a pinch of salt & pepper. Give a stir and pour in your barley.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Recipe by | Bakersbeans (Wanda Baker) at