This Cajun-inspired ham and barley meal is made in one pot for easy cleanup. Serve it with a kale salad for a complete meal.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook sweet peppers, celery, onion, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in black pepper and cayenne pepper.

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  • Add water, barley, and ham. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until barley is tender. Stir in tomatoes and okra. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Divide mixture among six shallow serving bowls. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

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Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 28.8g; dietary fiber 5.6g; sugars 5.4g; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 0.7g; cholesterol 15mg; vitamin a iu 1841.5IU; vitamin c 61.7mg; folate 64.5mcg; calcium 47.9mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 37.2mg; potassium 347mg; sodium 389.7mg.
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