Barley Side Dish

Mary Boteilho


One of our family favorites. Goes great with Steak and is a great alternative to potatoes.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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    1 cup pearl barley
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    1 tablespoon butter
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    1 small onion, minced
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    2 cans beef broth
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    1 4-oz can mushrooms, plus liquid
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    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
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    salt to taste

How to Make Barley Side Dish


  1. Melt butter in a frying pan. Add the onion and barley and cook until onion is tender and barley is lightly browned.
  2. Add the beef broth, canned mushrooms with liquid and nutmeg. Put all ingredients in a large baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 60 plus minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. In my oven, it takes at least 75 minutes. This is a great alternative to potatoes.

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About Barley Side Dish

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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