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Old 03-03-2010, 01:51 PM   #22
mandalinn82
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Continuing to post my dinners for the week (I use leftovers for lunch the next day):

Beef and Barley Soup - 4 servings at 366 calories each, freezes well
1 lb extra lean beef stew meat, cut into smallish pieces
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 cups carrot, 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups celery, 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups zucchini, 1/2 inch dice
3/4 cup pearled barley, dry
6 cups reduced sodium beef or chicken broth
4 cups chard or other greens, roughly chopped

Brown meat over high heat in a large dutch oven with lid. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic and saute until softened. Add vegetables, saute 2-3 minutes. Add barley and broth, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1.5 hours, until vegetables, beef, and barley are softened. Just before serving, stir in the greens and cook until wilted.
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