Beef and Barley Stew

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Last weekend we got what a normal Nebraska winter delivers….
LOTS of Snow!!
Mother Nature decided our 69 degree February days needed to stop. 
 She dumped a foot of wet and heavy perfect for making snowmen snow!!
While my kids built a HUGE snowman outside my kitchen window, I sliced and diced and put a big crock pot full of beef and barley stew on for dinner.
frosty was over 7 feet tall!
My kids were excited about snow, but not nearly as excited as they are to be counting down the days until we can go stay with their grandparents on the beach in San Diego!!
My oldest son had an idea to take a picture in the snow with their swimsuits on to 
send to grandpa and grandma.
I told them to pose like they were looking for the beach.
“Which way to the beach??”
Fastest picture I ever snapped!
beef and barley stew
A bowl of this will warm you right up!!
After church, we came home and filled our bowls up with some hot steamy stew.
My niece came down for dinner, and after dinner we played Yahtzee!
Growing up, we used to have major Yahtzee marathons during snowstorms!
Such fun!! 
Beef and Barley Stew
I hope you enjoy!
Close up of Beef and Barley stew in a white bowl
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Beef and Barley Stew

A bowl of this Beef and Barley Stew will warm you right up!!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Beef
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef and Barley Stew
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 637kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • flour
  • oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 or 5 carrots sliced
  • 4 or 5 potatoes diced
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 4 cans water
  • 1 Tablespoon beef bouillon


  • Dredge beef in flour, brown in a skillet with hot oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Combine beef and vegetables with all other ingredients in the crock pot.
  • Cook all day long. Broth will thicken as barely absorbs and stew cooks.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 637kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 865mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g

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