Beef & Barley Soup
Trim fat from meat. Cut the meat into 3/4-inch pieces. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip), combine the meat, broth, undrained tomatoes, carrots, onions, barley, the water, bay leaf, thyme, and garlic.Advertisement
Cover and cook on Low for 9 to 11 hours or on High for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
Equipment: 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker
3 lean protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetable