Slow cooker barley and beans

    8 hours 20 min

    This is a cheap and easy vegan meal made in the slow cooker. Hearty beans and barley make a warming meal. Instead of red kidney beans, you can also use other tinned beans.

    Essex, England, UK
    12 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 stick celery, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 (400g) tin red kidney beans
    • 225ml vegetable stock
    • 4 tablespoons pearl barley
    • 1 tablespoon mushroom ketchup
    • 1 bay leaf
    • salt and pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

    1. In a saucepan, cook onion, celery and garlic in oil over medium heat until soft.
    2. Add remaining ingredients. Empty mixture into a 2L slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    Regarding Cottonman58. 'I also had to double the liquid stated in the recipe.' Maybe you drained the beans ? I add the beans and the liquid.  -  17 Apr 2018


    Everyone liked this recipe ,including my meat eating daughter. I didn't have any mushroom ketchup so added 1tbs of miso paste to the stock. I also had to double the liquid stated in the recipe.  -  27 Feb 2017