Alberta Beef Barley Stew

Alberta Beef Barley Stew

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"A hearty beef and barley concoction that is sure to warm the heart and soul on the coolest of days. This dish uses ingredients that you can find in most kitchens. Combine them in your slow cooker and in a short while, voila! Your family will be asking for seconds."
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5 h 30 m servings 374 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.2g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 585 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat 2 cups water to boiling in a microwave-safe bowl, about 2 minutes. Stir beef bouillon cubes and onion soup mix into boiling water until dissolved.
  2. Pour bouillon mixture and remaining 4 cups water into a slow cooker; set cooker on High. Stir beef, potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic into the slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Stir barley into beef mixture; continue cooking until barley is tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Turn slow cooker off, remove cover, and allow to cool until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Season to taste with pepper, and for that extra special touch... why not heat up some buns in the oven and serve them warm with this meal!
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.



The recipe was okay but was lacking "stew" quality with no flavor. The problems with the recipe is that the ratio of the ingredients is off. It needs an additional amount of meat to match the am...

I made this recipe last night and cooked it overnight in the slow cooker on low for 7 hours. This morning I added the barley, then turned it up to high for 1/2 hour. This stew is delicious! M...

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