One pot meals are an easy way to feed a large number of people. This stew is hearty and the barley is filling. 

What You'll Need - Serves 4

  • 1 Cup Pearled Barley 
  • 500g Stewing Beef 
  • 1 Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes 
  • 4 Garlic Cloves 
  • 1 Large Red Onion 
  • 2 Carrots 
  • 2 Large Potatoes 
  • 2 Cups Beef Stock (Or 2 Beef Stock Cubes in 2 Cups Water)
  • 2 Cups Water 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • 1 Tbs Tomato Paste
  • 2 Twigs Fresh Rosemary & Thyme 
  • 2 Tbs Cooking Oil 

Prep - 10 Minutes 

  • If your beef isn't already cubed, cube it into chunks and season with salt and pepper 
  • Peel and cut carrots, onion and potatoes into 6 large chunks 

Let's Get Cooking - 60 Minutes 

  • In a large pot, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and allow to heat up. 
  • Add the beef into the heated oil and fry until its browned. 
  • Add the can of tomatoes and garlic and combine until they are cooked down. 
  • Add the carrots, potatoes and onion and combine 
  • Pour in the stock and 1 cup of water first (Let the stew reduce before adding the second cup) 
  • Add the tomato paste and combine 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Place the rosemary and thyme stems on top, cover and allow to simmer at medium heat for 30 minutes. . 
  • While the stew is cooking, boil the barley in 4 cups of water. This takes about 20 minutes until cooked. 
  • Add the barley to the stew and another cup of water and allow to simmer until the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked. 
  • Serve with some garlic bread