This recipe popped up on my facebook newsfeed via Shape magazine called “Healthy one pot meals”
I hate messes ( who doesn’t?) , so to throw all ingredients in a pot seemed like a good idea.
Their recipe was Beef & Barley Skillet but I just switched the meat for ground turkey.
Was really easy to make. I also like that it was a “hearty” meal, filled me up .
The carrots still had a bite to them and the zucchini wasn’t mushy either.
Definitely will make this again.
* I cut my carrots & zucchini into quarter pieces.
- 1 pound lean ground beef ( or turkey/chicken)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 15 ounces low-sodium beef broth ( I used chicken)
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- 1 cup medium pearl barley
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and onion, and cook 6 to 8 minutes. Drain if necessary. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add broth, tomato sauce, and water, and bring to boil. Stir in vegetables, barley, and seasonings. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 to 50 minutes until barley is tender.
** My edits I didn’t use water I just put a little more tomato sauce/broth
I also chopped up some mushrooms.
Remember you can always change a recipe for the way you like it, don’t be scared to switch something out.