Friday, June 21, 2013

Vegetable and Barley Stew

1 lb ground turkey or chicken (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
6 stalks of celery, diced
4 carrots, thinly sliced
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 rutabaga, peeled and diced
1 parsnip, peeled and diced
1/2 lb mushrooms, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 C pearl barley
8 C vegetable or beef broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 C flour
salt and pepper to taste

1. If you are adding meat, brown meat in a large stock pot
2. Add celery, carrots, onion, rutabaga, parsnip,mushrooms, garlic and olive oil to the stock pot and cook on medium high for about 5 minutes
3. Add barley and cook for another 2 minutes
4. Mix flour, salt and pepper with 1/2 C broth
5. Add floured broth, remaining broth and bay leaf to the stock pot and mix well
6. Boil on medium low for 1 hour
7. Remove bay leaf and serve warm

To Freeze:
1. Follow directions 1-7 and let cool completely and place in a freezer safe container
2. When ready to eat, thaw completely and bring to a boil in a stock pot, serve warm

(inspired by Root Vegetable Stew with Beef and Barley, by Whole Foods)

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