Beef Stew Recipe with Barley

Last Updated on April 15, 2024 by Ellen Christian

Looking for a beef stew recipe with barley? Try this easy Irish stew from Recipe Rehab Recipes from Season 2. It’s a family favorite.

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Beef Stew Recipe with Barley

I was asked to create two beef stew recipes for you using Certified Angus Beef®.  The first recipe I created was the Hearty Beef Stew and this beef stew recipe with barley is the second.

You may also enjoy this healthy lamb stew recipe.

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Adding barley to stew

You don’t need to cook the barley before you add it to the stew. The barley will cook while the stew simmers. 

Just be sure to leave about 30 minutes of cooking time.

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Best beef for stew with barley

The Certified Angus Beef® brand logo means that the beef has met ten standards for premium quality, including abundant marbling. Marbling is the little white flecks within the red meat.

These melt during cooking, basting beef from the inside out for mouthwatering flavor and juiciness. The Certified Angus Beef® brand is a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select grades.

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Recipe rehab season 2

This Beef Stew with Barley Recipe was adapted from a recipe provided by Chef Vikki Krinsky. You can watch the award winning Recipe Rehab on CBS Saturday mornings; check local listings for air time.

Make sure you tune in this Saturday to find out who the winner is! Have you ever watched Recipe Rehab?

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So, which beef stew recipe did I like best? I thought they were both delicious but in the end, I would choose the Paleo Beef Stew.

The sauce was thicker than the Beef Stew with Barley and I think it had a richer flavor. Make sure you watch Recipe Rehab on CBS Saturday mornings!

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Beef Stew Recipe with Barley

Beef stew with barley recipe

Looking for a beef stew recipe with barley? Try this easy stew from Recipe Rehab Recipes from Season 2. It's a family favorite.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 1/2 lb Certified Angus Beef sirloin tip, cut into 1 1/2-in chunks
  • 1 lb crimini or button mushrooms, cleaned
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, rough chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp or large pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 4 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking barley
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Add mushrooms, spinach, garlic, tomato paste, thyme and oregano to food processor. Pulse lightly until vegetables are roughly diced and mixture comes together.
  3. Pat cubed meat with a paper towel to absorb excess moisture; this helps beef brown when seared. Season beef with salt. In large Dutch oven or pot on medium-high heat, add one tbsp olive oil. Working in bathches so as not to crowd the pot, brown beef a few minutes on each side. With slotted spoon, remove browned beef and reserve.
  4. Add remaining olive oil to Dutch oven, and then the diced onion, carrots and celery. Saute for 5 minutes. Turn heat down to medium and add mushroom mixture, mixing well with wooden spoon. Place meat back in pan; then add the broth (liquid should cover meat and vegetables). Add bay leaf, cover pot and place in lower part of oven. Cook for 40 minutes.
  5. While beef is stewing, add barley and 2 cups water to a medium pot. Bring barley and water to a boil; lower heat and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Strain any excess liquid.
  6. After 40 minutes, remove pot from oven and stir cooked barley into stew. Return pot to oven so stew can continue to cook 10 more minutes, or if time permits, up to an hour. The longer the stew cooks, the more tender the beef will become.
  7. Serve stew in a shallow bowl and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 42g

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45 thoughts on “Beef Stew Recipe with Barley”

  1. There is no tomato paste in the list of ingredients, but it is required in the instructions. No way to know how much.
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  3. yummy. I wish I had ingredients to make this today. we're getting snowed in again- i'll have to grab ingredients for the barley stew tomorrow after church!
  4. I have some very fussy eaters in my family too. One of them doesn't like the texture of barley for some reason, but I would sure like to have a bowl!
  5. Your beef stew looks absolutely amazing! I love the addition of the barley, I don't think I've ever added it to my own stew before!
  6. This must taste amazing with all the fresh ingredients! Great recipe for me to make here in the cold Chicago winter. 

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