Friday, January 4, 2013

Beef and Barley Stew

This warm, comforting meal is super simple. Brown one pound of ground beef or venison. Add one sweet onion, 3-4 carrots, and 3-4 ribs of celery, all chopped, and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms, 2/3 cup pearled barley, 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, 4 cups beef broth, and 1 cup water, as well as salt, pepper, and any italian herbs on hand. Cover and simmer for at least an hour. Serve with fresh cornbread and enjoy!