Barley Beef Skillet

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"A Weight Watchers Recipe that I originally made off of emily because I had all the ingredients. It tastes good, WW or not."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (533.8 g)
  • Calories 535.2
  • Total Fat - 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 873.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.6 g
  • Sugars - 8.6 g
  • Protein - 37.1 g
  • Calcium - 81 mg
  • Iron - 6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet, breaking up the pieces of meat as you brown it. Add the minced garlic, cooking for another minute.

Step 2

Next, mix in the beef broth, tomato sauce, and water. Bring to a boil.

Step 3

Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Reduce the heat and simmer everything for 45 to 50 minutes. The barley should be tender and most of the liquid should be soaked up.

Step 4

Each serving is 1 1/3 cups.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wonderful easy dish to make! Delicious

review by:
(2 Jun 2021)


I had MAGICAL results with this recipe... my kids have been super picky lately and I wasn't sure how well this would be received. I don't think I've ever served them barley (except maybe in a soup?) but I thought this sounded good and affordable and relatively healthy so I gave it a shot. My son whispers to me, as he eats his THIRD helping, "mama, I LOVE barley," which was almost as shocking as my daughter telling me, "the only thing I would change is to add MORE zucchini!" No left-overs (and it made plenty for a family of four) and rave reviews all around. I'm so happy I tried this recipe and plan to make it again!

review by:
(27 Mar 2021)