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Hungarian Barley Stew

December 5, 2009

From now until…well, until I run out of crockpot recipes, the Omnivore will be on dinner duty on Thursday nights.  Of course, that doesn’t exactly mean I’m off the hook.

You see, his dinner duty consists of crockpot duty.  And that means that I’m responsible for identifying a crockpot recipe,  I’m in charge of procuring the ingredients, I provide the helpful hints, and I set out the ingredients on Thursday mornings.

I don’t mind it at all (well, I mind just a little bit), though, because when I come scooting in on Thursday evenings in the dead of winter, frozen to the bone after scooting home from work, I’ll have dinner hot and ready.

This recipe is adapted from a cookbook of collected recipes called Feeding the Flock that I flipped through while visiting my in-laws over Thanksgiving.   It originally called for 1lb of stew meat, which you Omnivores are welcome to add, and was cooked stovetop rather than in the crockpot.  It also neglected any real addition of vegetables other than canned tomatoes.  The Omnivore added an extra 1/3 cup of barley because 2/3c didn’t seem like enough (I guess I should have written in the recipe margin that barley EXPANDS!), but I suggest you keep it at 2/3 c.  A can of beans would be a great addition as well.

Hungarian Barley Stew (5 servings)
2 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 tsp caraway seeds
2 tsp sugar
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2/3 c barley
1 T paprika
2 tsp salt
3 c water

Add all ingredients to crockpot and cook on low for 7 hrs.  Garnish with sour cream and parsley if desired.

5 servings
Calories 207.6
Total Fat 0.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 395.8 mg
Potassium 311.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 46.8 g
Dietary Fiber 10.9 g
Sugars 7.2 g
Protein 6.3 g

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2009 10:21 pm

    I luuurve barley!

    P.S. where do you get your nutrition data?

  2. December 6, 2009 1:12 am

    You have the neatest dishes! They make your food look yummy x 299488490202999!!!!

  3. December 6, 2009 10:40 am

    ooh, I’ll have to try making this. I love barley!

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