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  • Cooking spray
  • 2 lbs of beef stew meat, trimmed and cut into 1 ince pieces
  • 2 tspns canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped leek
  • 2 cups chopped carrot
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tspns salt
  • 1 tspn dried thyme
  • 1/2 tspn black pepper
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 cans less-sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup uncooked pearl barley


  • Heat large pot over medium-high heat. Coat pot with cooking spray. Add half of beef, cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining beef.
  • Heat oil in pot over medium-high heat. Add leek, carrot, and garlic; saute 4 minutes until lightly browned. Return beef to pan. Add water and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Add barley, cook 30 minutes or until beef and barley are tender. Discard bay leaves.


Great for winter!

Categories: Beef  Grain  Main Dish  Soup  Soup 

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