Alrighty y’all…I’m going to brag for a minute. This is off the chain good, relatively clean and the kind of food that is just good for the soul. Plus, it’s made in a crockpot which is basically part of my love language. Make it. You won’t be sorry. This serves an army (12-15 bowls) so feel free to cut the recipe in half.
Prep time 15 minutes. Cook time 6 hours.
2 pounds stew meat ( the more marble, the more flavor)
5 celery stalks chopped
2 yellow onions chopped
6 garlic cloves minced
1 large baking potato peeled and grated
6 large carrots peeled and grated
4 tbs of beef boullion or 2 packs of Lipton beef and onion dry mix
1 cup uncooked barley rinsed
3 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper
Brown stew meat in oil on high heat to get a good sear. Put meat in crock pot. Add 2 cups of water to pan that you seared meat in and deglaze the pan. Pour that in to the crock pot on top of the meat. Add 8 more cups of hot water, bouillion or soup mix, celery, onion, garlic and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Stir well. Put the lid on and cook on high for four hours stirring occasionally. Now add shredded carrots and potatoes and cook for another hour on high. Finally add barley and worchestire sauce and cook one more hour on high.