Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Barley Beef Stroganoff Crockpot Recipe

Barley Beef Stroganoff Crockpot Recipe

Ingredients needed:

* 2/3 cup of uncooked pearl barley (not quick-cooking)
* 2 1/2 cups of fat free, low sodium vegetable broth or water
* 1 package of sliced mushrooms (approximately 6 ounces)
* 1/2 teaspoon of dried marjoram
* 1/2 pound of lean ground beef
* 1/2 cup of chopped celery
* 1/2 cup of minced green onion
* 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
* 1/4 cup of fat free half-and-half
* Minced fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation steps:

* Place barley, broth, mushrooms and marjoram into crockpot.
* Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
* Cook and stir ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly (approximately 7 minutes). Drain and discard fat. Add celery, green onion and pepper; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Transfer to crockpot.
* Mix in half and half. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes, until beef is hot and vegetables are tender.
* Garnish with parsley, if desired.

(serves 4)

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