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Barley Vegetable Stew

1 lb lean beef, cubed

8 cups water

1 (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes

1 package Halladay’s Harvest Barn Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Stew Mix

3 carrots, peeled and chopped

3 celery stalks, chopped

In a skillet, brown the beef on all sides. In a stockpot, combine browned beef, water, chopped tomatoes and Vegetable Stew package contents. Cover and simmer for 1 to 1 hours (4 to 6 hours in the crockpot). Add carrots and celery and simmer for additional hour, or until tender.

VARIATIONS:

Add a package of frozen mixed veggies (carrots, green beans and peas) in the last 10 minutes.

Add one pound of sauteed sliced mushrooms in the last 10 minutes (may omit beef, if desired).

Add 2 cups of butternut squash (cooked and cubed) and some kale, substitute regular or turkey sausage for the beef.

Substitute one pound of ground turkey or TVP (textured vegetable protein) for Beef.

Simmer away and enjoy some comforting soups on these chilly days. Stay well and enjoy everyone!

SIMILAR RECIPES

Beef Barbacoa

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes

1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

2 Tbsp. lime juice

1 1/2 lbs. beef brisket, trimmed

2 to 3 Tbsp. Halladay's Farmhouse Chili Seasoning

Cilantro, chopped

Corn tortillas, optional

Combine tomatoes, jalapeno and lime juice in a slow cooker. Rub brisket with seasoning and place in slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Remove beef and shred. Return to crockpot and add cilantro. Serve with warmed tortillas.

Cannellini Peppercorn Soup

3 leeks, washed, dark green ends removed and chopped

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

4 Tbsp. Halladay's Sage Peppercorn Rub

1 parmesan rind, plus finely shredded parmesan for serving

4 Tbsp. lemon juice

3 to 4 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans

1 (5 oz.) bag spinach

Combine first 5 ingredients in a slow cooker; add 8 cups of water. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours. Add lemon juice, beans and spinach in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.

Guinness Barley Lamb Stew

Guinness Barley Lamb Stew

1 package Halladay's Farmhouse Barley Vegetable Stew

1 to 1 1/2 lbs. lamb stew meat (or beef chuck roast)

12-16 oz. Guinness (or stout of your choice)

1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup

4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 ribs celery, chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

6 cups water

Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.

Pasta Faggioli

Pasta Faggioli

10 cups water

1 package Halladay's Farmhouse Minestrone Soup, divided

1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes

1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage, cooked and drained (or cooked, diced ham)

2 carrots, chopped

2 celery ribs, chopped

1 (15.5 oz.) can cannellini beans

1 medium zucchini

In a slow cooker, combine water, beans and spice mixture from package, tomatoes and sausage, reserving pasta for later. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. In a medium skillet, saute carrots and celery until soft, about 3-5 minutes; add to soup in the last 2 hours of cooking. Add pasta, cannellini beans and zucchini in the last hour of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.

For a vegetarian version, remove sausage from recipe or substitute for vegan sausage.