This is one of those recipes that is definitely not fancy, but it’s just perfect for a cold wintry evening. Sunday Supper is a great tradition, one that’s been in my family for generations. I remember fondly having comfort foods made by my Grandma when we were lucky enough to be invited for supper. My mom also used to cook a special Sunday dinner.
These days I don’t cook quite as elaborate of meals as my foremothers, but easy dishes like this are still comforting and healthy!
Source: More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1/4 cup celery chopped
- 1/4 cup green pepper chopped
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp marjoram
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup chili sauce
- 2 cups canned tomatoes broken up
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup barley
Brown the ground beef, onion, celery, and green pepper in a large skillet. Drain off excess fat.
Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook for 35 minutes for quick cooking barley to an hour for pearl barley.
The Verdict: I’m so glad I froze my garden’s extra green peppers last summer. It’s nice to be able to pull them out of the freezer when needed for recipes such as this. For the chili sauce I used about a tablespoon of garlic/chili sauce. I don’t think I’ve had barley this way before, and I really liked the texture it provided. This is a great throw together dish.
National Sunday Supper Month
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The Sunday Supper Movement is committed to bringing our readers delicious recipes that encourage them to gather and eat together around the family table. Search for your favorite ingredients on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas and inspiration.
Boy, this sounds like delicious comfort food! I have only used barley in a few soup recipes, but I’m willing to branch out!
I love experimenting with grains!
I can’t seem to get enough of barley in the winter months. This looks like a fantastic recipe!
thank you, I love barley too!
How many does the beef barley skillet serve? It sounds like an awesome recipe!
I would guess 4 . . . totally depends on appetites!