Beef & Barley Stew

Beef & Barley Stew

servings: 1 | calories: 424 | cooking time: 25 min | weight: 130 gr / oz
Category: dehydrated, dinners, high-energy, lightweight, one-pot

nutrition info:

calories: 424, protein: 37.6 g, carbs: 51.4 g, fat: 7.7 g, sugars: 5 g, dietary fiber: 11.1 g, sodium: 653 mg

you'll need:

1/3 cup dehydrated cooked barley
1/4 cup dehydrated ground beef
1 tablespoon dehydrated carrots
1 tablespoon dehydrated green beans
1 teaspoon dehydrated celery
1 tablespoon tomato sauce powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon low-sodium bouillon powder

at home:

Mix all the ingredients in a medium-sized zip lock bag.

on the trail:

Pour Beef & Barley Stew mixture into the pot; add 1 cup water.
Place pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for another 5-10 minutes to rehydrate meal completely.


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  1. Michele on July 14, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    I’m not to bright but am very interested in making this recipie as a large camp stew but would need to feed at least 4. How can I make this larger?

    • Tanya Krezevska on January 5, 2023 at 5:44 pm

      Just multiply all the ingredients except salt and pepper

  2. Susie on April 20, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    If this is put in Mylar bags with oxygen absorber how long would it keep?

  3. Ella on June 11, 2021 at 8:03 am

    I would like to make this at home and dehydrate the whole meal, would you recommend this?

    • Tanya Krezevska on June 22, 2021 at 10:06 am

      Yep! It’s also a good idea to save your leftovers. But if you want to prolong shelve life, try to avoid adding oil or any other fat during the cooking.Dry your food properly and than pack to vacuum-sealed or zip-lock bags.

  4. Melanie Cantin on January 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Would it be possible to replace ground beef with something else? If so, do you have any suggestions? Thank you

    • Tanya Krezevska on January 18, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      Yes! If youare vegetarian, you can replace beef with TVP (texturized vegetable protein)

  5. [email protected] on July 6, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Question: in the recipe, is the 1/3 cup dehydrated cooked barley measured before dehydrating or after?

    • Tanya Krezevska on July 7, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      By dehydrated cooked barley I meant already dried grains.

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