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Friday, November 7, 2014

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley White Bean Stew




     I love using my slow cooker for making meals. I just put the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and walk away. I have a wonderful meal ready for dinner, which is great on busy nights. This vegetarian stew is very flavorful and satisfying. It also is loaded with protein and fiber. My meat eating husband enjoyed this one. Pair this stew with a salad and bread for a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy.

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley White Bean Stew

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium-size onion, chopped
             1 cup barley                             
    8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cups cooked white beans
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper

1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until lightly brown, about 5 minutes.

2. Place all the remaining ingredients in a 4-6 quart slow cooker crock. Cover the crock with the lid and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. Add 2 cups more broth to make a soup.
Serves 4 to 6


What meals do you enjoy making in your slow cooker?





16 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy and easy to do!

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  2. This looks and sounds amazing! Great idea!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE barley! I wish others in my household were as crazy about it as I am! I will give this recipe a try - it looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Question - since I'm gluten-challenged, would i be able to use rice or any other non-glutinous grain in this recipe? Thanks!

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    1. yes as I think other grains would work.

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  5. Sounds yummy! With the cold front we are having now, hot soups are the way to go.

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  6. This sounds perfect for the fall weather and really easy to make...thanks for sharing :)

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  7. My favorite slow cooker meal is White Chicken Chili - it's creamy, filling, and smells really good when it's cooking. I generally use my slow cooker to make soups and chilis.

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  8. I love the idea of this, I just don't think my kids would eat it. My hubby probably would though! Beano would be required. ;)

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  9. Looks great, I'm always looking for new recipes

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  10. I enjoy making beef stew, country style steak, chili and a chicken dish in my slow cooker. During the winter months the slow cooker is my best friend.

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  11. This sounds like a super quick and easy meal to make. Thank you for sharing

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  12. This sounds pretty darn good! Not to mention perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Yum - looks great. Pinned it to try later! :)

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  14. Pinned to try later. Looks delicious and hearty!

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