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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6–8 hours


  • ½ Tbsp. (7 mL) canola oil
  • ½ lb. (250 g) beef stew meat
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) minced garlic
  • 2 cups (500 mL) lower-sodium beef broth
  • 1 14 oz. (425 g) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) onion flakes
  • ½ tsp. (7 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • ½ cup (125 mL) quick-cooking barley


  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat, add beef, sauté 5 minutes, or until beef is browned.
  2. Transfer beef to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Cover. Cook on low 6–8 hours or on high 3–4 hours.

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Last revised: May 5, 2015

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