jennaecancook (jennaecancook) wrote,

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Beef and Barley Stew

I don't recall where this recipe came from, but I've been making it for over a decade. It's my favorite beef stew recipe - simple and delicious.

Beef and Barley Stew

1/3 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp dry mustard
3 c. water
2 lbs. stewing beef
1/2 lb. cooked crumbled bacon
1/4 c. barley
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 tsp. honey
1 (13.5 oz. can tomato juice
(I use spicy V8 instead.)
2 c. each: sliced and peeled potatoes, carrots, celery

Combine flour, salt and dry mustard. Dredge beef cubes in mixture. Fry and crumble bacon. Remove from skillet. Add beef and brown on all sides. Drain fat. Put all ingredients into crock pot, except for the barley. Cook on low 6 hours. Add barley and cook 2-4 hours more.

Note: Sometimes I also add a can of corn, some dry red wine, a bit of sliced onion, and/or mushrooms.
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