Great combination of ingredients!
Beef, Beer, and Barley Stew
karloucush Posted: 12/16/09
magillesipe Posted: 03/28/11
WOW! So great just as the recipe is written. I used low sodium beef stock with great results. Takes time but well worth it. I would definitely serve to dinner guest. Makes a lovely presentation.
judirondogs Posted: 10/23/09
wow, this is a great recipe.
colerm Posted: 10/25/09
"The" hit at a recent party!!
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 01/08/11
I loved the way the beets continued to infuse the broth with their color and flavor, the longer they were in it. The barley was cooked to perfection, and the rest of it delicious.
Randip Posted: 10/15/11
I loved this stew. I followed the recipe but added parsnips, fresh sage and ancho chili peppers soaked in hot water for a little bit of heat.
eatumup Posted: 11/08/11
Followed recipe EXACTLY - how rare is that? It was SO INCREDIBLE! Delicious! Wonderful layers of flavor. We ate every morsel. Looking forward to the next batch! I have never posted, period. It was that good.......
SusanK99 Posted: 02/26/12
Maybe more a 4.5. Takes a while to cup everything up, my notes say give it 2.25 hrs start to finish. My notes also say the house smelled awesome.
lbutler97 Posted: 09/21/12
Outstanding. Yummy. Very filling. Good flavor. I don't always salt enough when I'm cooking and this was no exception. I needed to salt the servings but that was my fault. I didn't top with the beets, just to lazy to prep and cook them. The grocery store had some small turnips which were extra good. It most definitely goes into the fall/winter cooking rotation.
EllenDeller Posted: 03/22/12
I agree-this is a big WOW. I did use all beef broth instead of part water, and 1 cup rutabaga and 1 cup turnip, and added some green peas at the end for color. Also mixed minced lemon peel in with the parsley. This makes a lot!
ccbanana Posted: 11/20/13
Super bummed about this recipe bc the previous reviews made it sound like it would be a home run. I followed the recipe exactly and unfortunately the taste of stout was just way too bitter. The beer aftertaste was also really unappealing. I used Guiness and maybe that is where the mistake was? My husband and guests ate it but I was embarrassed. I think the recipe has such great potential and it looked really pretty... Maybe I will try an ale next time? Suggestions are welcome. But the "stout" recommendation makes this BITTER.