Archive for the ‘Pearl Barley’ Category

Beery Barley Beef

May 25, 2017

1 tablespoon sunflower oil

625 g (1¼ lb) lean stewing beef, cubed

1 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon plain flour

250 g (8 oz) carrots, diced

250 g (8 oz) parsnips or potatoes, diced

300 ml (½ pint) light ale

750 ml (1¼ pint) beef stock

small bunch of mixed herbs or dried bouquet garni

100 g (3½ oz) pearl barley

salt and pepper


Preheat the slow cooker if necessary; see the manufacturer’s instructions. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the beef a few pieces at a time until it is all in the pan, then fry over a high heat, stirring, until browned. Remove the beef with a slotted spoon and transfer to the slow cooker pot. 1 Add the onion to the frying pan and fry, stirring, for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix in the flour, then add the root vegetables and beer and bring to the boil, stirring. Pour into the slow cooker pot. 2 Add the stock to the frying pan with the herbs and a little salt and pepper, bring to the boil, then pour into the slow cooker pot. Add the pearl barley, cover with the lid and cook on low for 9–10 hours until the beef is tender. Serve with herb croutons or spuds

Pearl Barley And Kale Broth

January 31, 2017

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Lamb Tagine and Barley Couscous

October 9, 2013


Lamb Tagine and Barley Couscous 1

Ham and Peas (Jamie Oliver)

October 2, 2013

Ham and Peas (Jamie Oliver)

Beef and Mini Dumplings in Ale Soup (Covent Garden Soup Co Competition)

February 28, 2012


half pint beef gravy from sunday lunches joint.
1 cup pre roasted roughly shredded beef from sundays joint
half a cup of old hookey ‘hob goblin’ ale
1 stick of celery (de strung)
1 red onion chopped
3 diced carrots
1 clove garlic crushed.
1 heaped tbs pearl barley
few sprigs oregano chopped
black pepper to taste.

6 mini herb dumplings

Cooking instructions

sweat onions and garlic in a pan in oil, add liquids pearl barley and herbs.Stir in chopped veg and beef and cook slowly. (I use a slow cooker and let the flavors melt together all day long). I cook my dumplings in the oven (strange I know) and then plonk them in the soup just before serving… topped with fresh chopped parsley.

Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushrooms Leeks and Garlic

December 15, 2011

Leek Chicken and Pearl Barley Soup

December 9, 2011

Chicken And Leek Hotpot With Pearl Barley

January 19, 2011