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Wine, Barley, and Beef (Crock Pot Style)

 

Wine, Barley, and Beef (Crock Pot Style)

Prep Time: 15 Mins Cooking Time: 4 Hours Total Time: 4 Hours 15 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 -1 1/2 lb beef stew meat (cubed 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced diagonally or 1 cup use baby carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 large onion, chunked
  • 14 ounces tomatoes (chunked or cut up)
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 2 large potatoes, cut in 1 in cubes
  • 16 ounces green beans (drain liquid from can)
  • 1 cup red wine or 1 cup Burgundy wine
  • 4 cups beef broth (or water and bouillon to make equivalent)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons basil, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup parsley, garnish

Directions:

  1. In skillet heat oil and toss in stew meat to sear.
  2. Drain oil and toss into crock pot.
  3. Add in all other ingredients except parsley.
  4. Stir.
  5. Cover and cook on low 9-10 hours, high 4-5 hours.
  6. Before serving add parsley, stir.
  7. Serve with salad, crusty bread, and a hard cheese.
  8. NOTE! Crock pots cook differently, newer ones cook hotter. Please check at initial times for low and high.
  9. Searing meat is optional, I have had to toss everything in before work without searing and it came out well.