beef and barley stew
Meat
30 Min
very easy
4 People
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Beef and barley stew. A Hearty stew with plenty of vegetables, flavour from fresh rosemary and great texture from the pearl barley. Easily turned into a one-pot meal and works a treat in your slow cooker!

Gluten free option is brown rice.
1. Place barley in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender but still firm.

2. Heat a casserole pan with 1 tbsp oil over high heat. Add beef mince and cook for 5 minutes, or until browned, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon.

3. Slice spring onions, celery and carrot. Trim and dice fennel. Add to pan as you go along with crushed garlic and stripped rosemary leaves. Cook for further 3 minutes, or until softened.

4. Add in crushed tomatoes, 2 tins water (800ml) and stock cube. Bring to the boil and simmer, semi-covered, over high heat for 10 minutes. Chop and add beans and barley, cook for further 3 minutes, uncovered, or until reduced. Season with salt and pepper.

5. In a serving bowl, combine 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, 1 tsp mustard and 1 tsp honey. Toss in mixed leaves.

6. Serve beef and barley stew topped with chopped parsley and with a side of leaves.

Notes:
If you’re not short on time, add barley straight to the stew and simmer the stew, covered, for 30 minutes, or until barley is tender. Add more water if needed.

Gluten-friendly option - replacement is brown rice. 
Cook as per recipe instructions, but with more water and drain.
From your box:
pearl barley 250g

beef mince 600g

spring onions 1/2 bunch
celery 2 sticks
carrot 1
baby fennel 1
garlic 2 cloves
rosemary 1/2 sprig

crushed tomatoes 400g
Green beans 100g
mixed leaves 1 bag (120g)

parsley 1/2 packet

From your pantry:
olive + oil (for cooking), salt, pepper, 1 chicken stock cube, vinegar (of choice), wholegrain mustard, honey