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Nutrition Facts

Calories 741
  Calories from Fat 476 (64%)
(81%)Total Fat 53g
(104%)Saturated Fat 21g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
(56%)Cholesterol 168mg
(29%)Sodium 706mg
(25%)Potassium 889mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(88%)Protein 44g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Braised Beef with Mushrooms & Barley


  • 1 boneless beef chuck arm, blade or shoulder pot roast (about 3 pounds)

  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 lb medium cremini or button mushrooms, halved

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1- 1/4 cups ready-to-serve beef broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley

  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted

  • 1/3 cup dairy sour cream (optional)

This hearty one-pot meal combines mushroom and barley with fork-tender pot roast.


  • Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Brown beef pot roast; remove. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add mushrooms, onion and garlic to Dutch oven; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned. Add broth and bay leaf. Return pot roast; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/2 hours. Stir in barley; continue cooking, covered, 45 to 60 minutes or until pot roast is fork-tender. Remove pot roast; keep warm. Discard bay leaf.
  • Add peas and sour cream to barley. Cook and stir over low heat just until heated through. Carve pot roast. Serve with barley.
  • Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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