Now of course, most recipes have a better name than that. I mean, barley soup? Surely I could do better than that. Well I could but I wanted to show you that it is easy to make stuff if you just know a little bit about how different items cook.
I wanted to use the barley in our cupboard (because we need to keep our grocery bill low this week) but I wanted to make something from my own head instead of going through the chore of following someone else’s recipe.
Here is what I already knew:
1. Barley takes 35 to 45 minutes to cook.
2. Barley likes beef and tomatoes and dill
3. I wanted veggies
So here is what I did. I gathered some veggies together to sauté.
Frozen Lima beans
I sautéed the veggies in the order given then added some seasoning.
I cooked that then added:
About 1 ½ cups of barley
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 ½ boxes of beef broth
Brought it to a boil then simmered about 45 min.
Presto! I have lunches for this week that are filling and nutritious.