Hearty Beef and Barley Stew

by Whiski Business on April 12, 2011

Hearty Beef and Barley Stew

This stew is rich, thick and hearty…the red wine adds just the right flavor, so make sure the one you choose is one you like to drinkie poo! OH—there is broccoli in this picture, I decided not to put it in.

I used regular old stew meat. Well, not old as is OLD, old as in old, like regular old…regular…oh never mind. Regular stew meat worked very well, no need to get fancy.

Mix the seasonings with the flour and coat the beef. Shake off excess flour and fry in small batches.

Until it’s nice and brown—yum, it already looks good, doesn’t it.

While the beef is frying up you’ll have time to chop up the vegetables. The turnips add a lot to this stew. See? The broccoli is missing—just didn’t feel right.

Add the vegetables, water with instant bouillon, wine, Worcestershire sauce, barley, garlic powder and S & P to taste. Cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes or until the barley and beef is tender.

Serve with some French bread and enjoy!



Hearty Beef and Barley Stew

Serves 6

Prep time-30 minute

cook time-1 1/2 hours


1 ½ LB stew meat

½ C barley

1 C flour

2 teas garlic powder

½ teas pepper

½ teas lemon pepper

1 C diced celery

1 C diced turnip

1 C mushroom sliced

1 C baby carrots

½ large onion diced

3 Tb Worchestershire sauce

4 teas instant beef bouillon

½ C red wine

4 C water

Olive oil for frying


Trim stew meat of any fat and cut into bite size pieces. Put 1 Tb olive oil in a large soup pot heat on medium high Mix the flour with 1 teas garlic powder, pepper, and lemon pepper. Coat beef in flour, shake off extra and fry in batches. Fry beef until nice and brown. Add more oil if necessary. While you’re frying the beef chop up the vegetables.

When all the beef is browned, add it back to the pot along with the vegetables, barley, water, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, wine, 1 teas garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and simmer on low for 45 to 60 minutes or until the beef and barley is tender.


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