Harvest Crockpot Beef & Barley Stew

Harvest Crockpot Beef & Barley Stew- let the crockpot do the work for you!

This is me blindly closing my Southern Californian eyes and embracing “fall” vicariously through food. Never mind that 80 degree weather outside. Never mind that I’m looking at thriving tropical flowers as I write this. Never mind that turning on my oven makes kitchen into a sauna.

I close my eyes, take a bite, and all the coziness of the holiday season sinks in. It’s savory and comforting and perfect for chilly (or not so chilly…) nights.

Christmas, is that you?!

Harvest Crockpot Beef & Barley Stew- let the crockpot do the work for you!

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you essentially just throw your ingredients into a crockpot, turn it on, and let it do all the work for you. It slow cooks the meat so it falls apart in your mouth and all the flavors cook together. You can set your timer to cook things on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 9 hours, then break open your pot, stir in the barley and corn to cook for about 20 minutes, then ladle yourself a big steamy bowl. It’s heaven and so easy!

One batch serves about 6-8 BIG bowls, so you’ll probably have leftovers for a few days! Huzzah!

Harvest Crockpot Beef & Barley Stew- let the crockpot do the work for you!

Harvest Crockpot Beef & Barley Stew
 
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Serves: 8 large bowls
Ingredients
  • 3 lb beef roast, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 28oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup dried barley
  • 1 can sweet corn
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients except for the dried barley and sweet corn. Season with salt and pepper. Stir together and cook for 6 hours on high or 9 hours on low.
  2. In the last 20 minutes, add in the barley and corn. Continue to cook until barley is done. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

 

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