*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Classic Beef and Barley
 
 Recipe By     : Wheat Life  March 1996
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2/3  cup           pearl barley
    1 1/2  pounds        ground beef/or diced stew meat
    1      medium        8 oz onion chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
    4                    carrots
    3      ribs          celery -- diced
    1      can           28 oz tomatoes
    3      cans          10 1/2 oz beef consume
    2      cups          water
    1                    bay leaf
      1/4  cup           parsley -- minced
                         Salt and pepper -- to taste
    1      can           tomato soup -- optional
                         Parmesan croutons for garnish
 
 Brown beef onion and garlic in Dutch oven or heavy kettle until meat is
 no longer pink.  Add barley and remaining ingredients, except croutons. 
 Cover and cook simmering 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Serve with garnish of Toasted
 Parmesan Croutons. and additional minced parsley.  Makes 6-8 servings.
 
 To Toast. Croutons:  Drizzle croutons with melted butter or margarine and
 toss with grated Parmesan cheese.  Spread on baking sheet and toast in
 400 degree F. oven until golden.
 
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