Beef Stew with Beans and Barley

    50 min

    A beef stew recipe, which is packed full of protein. Stewing steak is simmered with onions, garlic, tomatoes, potato, carrots, cabbage, barley and cannellini beans, in a herb-seasoned beef stock.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g diced stewing beef steak
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 800ml beef stock
    • 850ml water
    • 250g peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
    • 1 potato, cubed
    • 2 carrots, chopped
    • 1/4 medium head cabbage, finely chopped
    • 65g pearl barley
    • 1 (410g) tin cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Coat a large pan with cooking spray. Place over medium heat and cook beef until brown. Stir in onion and cook until translucent. Drain fat. Stir in salt, pepper and garlic and cook 1 minute. Pour in beef stock, water and tomatoes. Stir in potato, carrots, cabbage, barley and beans. And season with oregano, basil, rosemary and caraway. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until the barley is tender.

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    Needed more salt, spices, barley. It was an O.K. recipe, but nothing memorable.  -  29 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is very good! I was concerned that the stew beef would be tough, but it wasn't. About the only thing I would change is to add more stew beef to it. Otherwise It has an excellent flavor!  -  31 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had really good luck with this recipe!I used more beef broth and less water. I threw a few sliced fresh mushrooms in and used a bagged shredded cabbage for ease. We liked it the first time and the leftovers were awesome. I did double the caraway...I like the flavor it makes!  -  19 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)