BARLEY-PINE NUT CASSEROLE

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

This dish is right up my alley for when I want a meatless meal. All good, nutritious ingredients and very filling too! Recipe: Justslowcooking.com Photo: Bettycrocker.com

serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    uncooked pearl barley
  • 1 1/2 c
    v-8 vegetable juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 md
    stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 md
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 can
    (14-1/2 oz.) ready-to-serve vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 4 md
    green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 c
    pine nuts, toasted
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How To Make

  • 1
    Mix all ingredients except green onions and nuts in a 4- to 6-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on LOW setting for 6-8 hours or until barley is tender. Stir in green onions and nuts.
  • 3
    To toast pine nuts: Put the nuts in a dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until golden in spots, about 3 minutes
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