Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

6 hours

Total Time:

6 hours 15 minutes



Cut Type:

Steaks & Roasts

Meal Type:


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Meet your new favorite comfort food recipe. This slow cooker beef stew recipe is easy to make and perfect for chilly days. Double the recipe, cook it ahead of time, and reheat it for the family during the week.


  • 1 lb Grass Run Farms Stew Meat
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 red potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” cubes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ cup pearl barley, rinsed


  1. Generously season beef with kosher salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Heat olive oil and brown meat in batches. Drain off fat.
  3. Place browned meat in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker.
  4. Add onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, celery, beef stock, red wine, tomato paste, bay leaves, and rosemary. Stir to combine.
  5. Add barley, cover, and cook on high for 4 hours.
  6. Turn heat to low and cook for 2 hours or until beef is tender.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy.
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