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Beef Barley Stew



  1. Brown meat in olive oil in skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes.
  2. Remove meat from pan and set aside.
  3. Add carrots, onion and celery to pan and cook until slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add vegetables to slow cooker.
  5. Place meat on top of vegetables.
  6. Add tomatoes, water and barley.
  7. Stir in sugar, salt and pepper.
  8. Cover and cook on LOW for about 7 hours, adding cooked potatoes to stew during last 30 minutes of cooking.


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