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Beef and Barley Mulligan

This hearty recipe was in a handmade recipe book I received from a relative as a bridal shower gift.—Dawn Supina, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef with onion and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 230 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 750mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Aug 28, 2015

    This was pretty good and very easy! I used Rotel tomatoes, because that's what I had on hand. A little too spicy for me, but my own fault! LOL! I also added about a t. of Italian seasoning. Will definitely make it again!

  • angelwings1020
    Feb 4, 2012

    This was very good, I wasn't sure what kind of flavor to expect with brown sugar & vinegar. I wished it was a little tangier, but it was good as prepared, and I would definitely make it again.

  • Isolda
    Sep 4, 2009

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