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Beef 'n Barley Dinner
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Quaker's Best Barley Recipes via SOAR Internet site


  • 1 lb (.5 kg). lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) water
  • 1 16 oz (448 grm). can tomatoes, undrained, chopped
  • 1 6 oz (168 grm). can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) medium Quaker barley (1 cup (225 ml) if using quick barley)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). salt (optional)
  • In a 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, brown ground beef.
  • Add green pepper, onion and garlic.
  • Cook until onion is tender. Drain.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover.
  • Simmer 45 to 50 minutes (15 to 20 minutes for quick barley), or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition information per 1 cup serving: Calories, 340; Protein, 23 g; Carbohydrate, 37 g; Fat, 12 g; Cholesterol, 55 mg; Dietary fiber, 6 g; Sodium, 475 mg; Percent calories from fat, 31%. Exchanges: Starch/Bread 1, Meat 2, Vegetable 3-1/2

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