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Barley Recipes - Recipes using barley

Barley is a tasty and filling grain that makes a hearty addition to soups, stews, casseroles, cereals, stuffings, salads, and more. These recipes all use some form of barley as an ingredient.

All About Barley
What is barley? Check out this information on types of barley and barley cooking tips before beginning your recipe.

Ballymaloe Irish Stew Recipe
This recipe is a traditional Irish stew straight from Ireland. It is made with lamb, carrots, onions, and potatoes. Proper Irish stew is made with lamb, however, beef may be substituted if you must. Do try the variation with pearl barley for an even heartier stew.

Barley & Vegetables Recipe
Mushrooms, zucchini, onion, and celery blend with barley for an easy garden skillet dish.

Garden Barley Oxtail Soup Recipe
Vegetables and barley enrich this hearty soup made with oxtails (beef tails) and loaded with beef. This two-step process begins in the crockpot and finishes on the stove to coax all of the delicious beef flavor from the oxtails. This is comfort food at its best and the most flavorful vegetable beef soup you have ever had.

Grain Recipes
Grains are not only nutritious and delicious, they are wonderfully easy to prepare. Here are cooking instructions for some of the most common grains -- and a few that are not so common, as well. Add additional flavor by using broths instead of water and adding your favorite herbs and spices.

Lancaster Chicken Corn Soup Recipe
Saffron gives color and flavor to this homemade chicken soup filled with noodles or homemade rivels and corn. You may use fresh or frozen corn. If you wish to freeze the soup, cool and do so before adding the pasta.

Lemony Chicken Soup with Spinach Recipe
Chicken soup with spinach, lemon juice, leeks, barley, carrots, and herbs is fast to make in the pressure cooker. Try the included variation for a Thai version with lemongrass and shrimp.

Malay Oxtail Soup Recipe
Garlic, cilantro, cumin, coriander, chiles, cinnamon, and ginger flavor oxtail soup served over cooked pasta or barley. Feel free to adjust the amount of chiles to suit your own personal tastes, but the soup should be a bit spicy. You may wish to make the broth the day before so you can chill it to remove the fat.

Mutton Vegetable Soup Recipe
Inexpensive mutton neck bones make a rich soup enriched with turnip, carrot, onion, and barley. Mutton is simply older lamb. If you do not have access to mutton, you can easily substitute lamb. Barley is my favorite grain, and it adds a bit of thickening power to the broth as well.

Nine Bean Soup Mix Recipe
Nine different types of dried beans, plus barley, are combined to make a heart-warming bean soup mix great for gifts or to keep on hand. If you are giving as a gift, be sure to include the recipe instructions. This will make 9 gifts and each will make enough soup to feed 8.

Scotch Broth Recipe
Lamb, barley, and vegetables make a hearty traditional soup. Substitute beef for the lamb and you have beef barley soup.

Stuffed Mutton Shoulder Recipe
Mutton shoulder is stuffed with a mint lemon stuffing and slow-roasted. Do try to use fresh mint for the brightest flavor. Mutton is simply older lamb, so if you cannot find mutton, you may substitute lamb.

World's Best Bean Soup Mix Recipe
Mix up beans for gifts or just to have on hand to make soup. The soup is made with ham hock, onions, and tomatoes. The beans look quite colorful when given as a gift in a glass jar. Do not forget to include the cooking instructions. Be sure to keep some for yourself.

Zucchini Barley Bulgur Stuffing Recipe
Bulgur, barley, and zucchini flavored with peach nectar and almonds make a unique savory dressing. The stuffing may be prepared as a vegetarian dish by using vegetable broth and margarine.

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