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dad's special beef-barley stew

Recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

I love the smells that this stew emits and it's such a warming stew. Just add some biscuits for a meal.

yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For dad's special beef-barley stew

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 lb
    cut up beef stew meat
  • 1/2 stick
  • 2 c
    beef broth
  • 1 c
    brewed black coffee
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 6
    potatoes, quartered
  • 6
    carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3
    onions, quartered
  • 1/4 c
    dried barley

How To Make dad's special beef-barley stew

  • 1
    Place flour in plastic, resealable bag. Add beef to bag and shake to coat. Melt butter in lg pot over med-high heat.
  • 2
    Brown beef on all sides. Add broth, coffee, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  • 3
    Add barley, simmer 1 hr. Add potatoes, carrots and onions. Simmer 1 more hour, stirring occasionally.