Beef and Mushroom Stew with Barley

Beef and Mushroom Stew with Barley is perfect cold weather fare. And this dish is a savory winner! Everyone in the house and our little dog, too, loves this meaty stew filled with yummy mushrooms and rutabaga! It’s really easy to make–don’t let all the pics of each step intimidate you. I was just in a picture taking kind of mood that day. 😋

Beef and Mushroom Stew with Barley | Culinary Craftiness

This stew is great with a nice slice of warm, homemade buttered bread. If not homemade, then splurge on something special from the bakery. This stew is worth it. 🤗 Naan and pita are also great options for this dish. Just tear off pieces and take a bite with each bite. 😋

Beef and Mushroom Stew with Barley

Beef and Mushroom Stew with Barley | Culinary Craftiness

I love it best with a nice plop of sour cream and a sprinkle of dill weed. But Jimmie and the boys love it without both. Sometimes my stews come out brothy and we like it that way. Perfect for sopping up the deliciousness with that bread. However, to achieve a thick gravy, add a little cornstarch slurry.

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  • Beef and Mushroom Stew with Barley | Culinary Craftiness

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Beef and Mushroom Stew with Barley | Culinary Craftiness

Another rib-sticking stew we adore is this Irish Beef Stew. There’s a little history to go along with it.

Happy eating!

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About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

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