Slow-Cooker Beef Barley Stew

hearty beef barley stew
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 8 hours


1tablespoon oil
1pound beef stew cubes
Salt and pepper, to taste
3-4 carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
1cup chopped onion
2cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2tablespoons tomato paste
1teaspoon dried thyme
3cups low-sodium chicken broth
4cups low-sodium beef broth
2/3 cup barley
Peas and mushrooms, optional, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in pan on stove. Once hot, add beef cubes and cook about 4 minutes on each side. Remove beef to plate with paper towel, then place in slow cooker.
  2. In same pan, add onion, carrots and garlic. cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Add chicken broth, beef broth, barley, tomato paste, and thyme to slow cooker.
  4. Give the soup a good stir and place on low for about 6 -8 hours.

Recipe courtesy of Megan from