I’m coming back from NYC today. I can’t wait to upload the pictures and share the beautiful fall views of Central Park and insane amount of eating we did. It was a great trip! However like any vacation, this weekend has left me craving a simple home-cooked meal.
Barleyburger Stew is just that. My favorite part is the barley. It creates a nicely thick stew when it soaks up the tomato juice as it cooks. Fried hamburger, onion, and plenty of chili powder round out the perfect return meal for any trip.
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
4 1/2 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup water
scant teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup uncooked quick barley
In a large saucepan, cook and stir meat and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Dinner for Two Cookbook 1973