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Dakota Territory Beef Barley Bean Stew

An old-fashioned beef stew with Shiitake mushrooms, leeks, and lentils. Add cubed beef or oxtails to prepare this rustic, hearty meal.

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Beef Barley Soup Mix Ingredients:

Baby Limas, Lentils, Barley, Carrot, Leek, Shiitake, Mushroom, Parsley, Paprika and Spices. No added salt, preservatives or MSG.

Allergen Information: This product contains pearled barley.

What you need: 

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Very large Onion, Sliced (1 cup)
  • 2-3 Pounds Beef Stew Meat or Oxtails
  • 8 Cups Beef Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon each Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2-3 Turnips, or Potatoes (2-3 Cups), Peeled and Diced
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Mushrooms, Sliced
  • ¼ Cup Sherry or Red Wine

Here's what you do: 

  1. In a 6 or 8-quart pot melt 1 Tablespoon of butter. 
  2. Brown stew meat (or oxtails) in 2-3 batches over medium-high heat, not crowding the meat, and turning each piece once. Remove meat to plate when browned. 
  3. Add second tablespoon of butter. Lower heat and brown onion about 5 minutes
  4. Add meat back into pot and contents of Dakota Territory Beef Barley Bean Stew Mix, broth, and water. Bring to a simmer and cook covered 2 hours (or 3 hours for oxtails). 
  5. Add turnips or potatoes, mushrooms, sherry, and salt and pepper. Simmer covered 1 hour

This stewy beef barely soup can be made a day ahead or frozen and reheated.

New Nutrition Tips:

  • To boost vegetables, add 2 cups fresh, chopped carrots or cubed butternut squash for final 45 minutes of cooking time.
  • To cut saturated fat, prepare with 1 pound extra lean beef or bison, and trim off any visible, solid fat from meat, or go Vegetarian. Prepare with 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1/2 tablespoon butter instead of 2 tablespoons butter to brown onions. 
  • To cut sodium, prepare with low sodium broth. To cut sodium further, substitute water for half of the broth.

Vegetarian Recipe Variation:

You will use fresh mushrooms and vegetable broth instead of meat in this variation. 

What you need: 

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Very large Onion, Sliced (1 cup)
  • 1-2 Pounds Fresh Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 8 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon each Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2-3 Turnips, or Potatoes (2-3 Cups), Peeled and Diced
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Mushrooms, Sliced
  • ¼ Cup Sherry or Red Wine

Here's what you do:

  1. Melt butter in 6 or 8-quart pot over medium heat. 
  2. Sauté musrooms and onion in butter about 5 minutes
  3. Add mushrooms, Dakota Territory Beef Barley Bean Stew Mix, broth, and water. Bring to a simmer and cook covered 1 hour
  4. Add turnips or potatoes, sherry, and salt and pepper. Simmer covered 1 hour.

Slow Cooker Recipe Directions:

Recommended slow cooker size: 6-7 quart size

  1. In large skillet brown meat and onion in butter. Drain and transfer to bowl of slow cooker.
  2. Add contents of soup mix and broth. Stir well.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  4. Stir in sherry, mushrooms, turnips.
  5. Cook 1 to 2 hours longer covered on high, and serve.

Dakota Territory Beef Barley Bean Stew

Price:
$7.50
SKU:
DK
Quantity:
Serves:
8-10
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Cooking Time:
3-4 hours

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 3 Tbsp. (26g) Dry Mix
Prepared Serving Size: About 1 Cup
Serving Per Container: About 15

Amount per Serving Mix Prepared
Calories 70 220
   Calories from Fat 0 80

% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g* 0% 14%
   Saturated Fat 0g 0% 20%
   Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 13%
Sodium 15mg 1% 22%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6% 7%
   Dietary Fiber 7g 28% 32%
   Sugars 2g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 15% 15%
Vitamin C 4% 15%
Calcium 2% 4%
Iron 15% 20%
*Amount in As packaged. About 1 cup prepared contributes an additional 100 Calories (45 Calories from Fat), 5 g Total Fat (1.5 g Saturated Fat), 25 mg Cholesterol, 790 mg Sodium, 7 g Total Carbohydrate (1 g Dietary Fiber, 2 g Sugars), 7 g Protein.
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Calories: 2,000 2,500

Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
 Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
 Dietary Fiber   25g 30g

Calories per gram: Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4