Sunday, November 14, 2010

Barley, Beef and Mushroom Stew

A few friends asked for this recipe ‎so I wrote it down. The measurements are a LOT of ishes. Just a warning. If you cook in ishes too, then this is a recipe for you! It's super good.

1ish lb stew beef
2 medium onions, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
4ish tbsp garlic, minced
1ish lb carrots, (I used baby carrots and chopped them in half.)
...1ish lb cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups barley
1 tspish olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
6ish cups beef broth
6ish cups water
1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
1ish tbsp worcestershire sauce
3-4 bay leaves

Put the olive oil into a hot pan and add the beef, worcestershire sauce and 3 tbsp garlic, sear. Add the celery, onions, carrots, last tbsp garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Sweat until semi-transparent; 7-10 min. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Add 4 cups beef broth, 4 cups water, bay leaves and barley. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2ish hours then add 2 more cups beef stock and 2 cups water and simmer an additional 30 min or until the barley is soft and the meat is tender. Taste for salt and serve.

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