ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Spicy Sausage, Barley, and Mushroom Stew

Beatriz Dacosta
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 8 ounces spicy turkey Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 1/2 pound mushrooms)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped portobello mushroom
  • 1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 3 (15.75-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 215
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7.2 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 13.3 g
  • carbohydrate 23.4 g
  • fiber 4.7 g
  • cholesterol 27 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 527 mg
  • calcium 54 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until slightly soft. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble. Add celery, carrot, garlic, and bay leaf; cook 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently. Stir in mushrooms; cook 10 minutes or until mushrooms release moisture. Stir in barley, chicken broth, brandy, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until barley is tender. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.