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Yields15 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time3 hrs 30 minsTotal Time4 hrs
DK Beef Stew
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 tbsp. dry mix

Servings 15


Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 295mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%
Vitamin D 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dakota Territory Beef Barley Stew

You Will Also Need
 2 tbsp Butter
 1 cup Onion, sliced
 2-3 lbs Beef stew meat
 8 cups Beef broth
 2 cups Water
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper
 2-3 cups Turnips or potatoes, peeled and diced
 8 oz Fresh mushrooms, slicked
 ¼ cup Sherry or red wine
Here's What You Do
  1. In a 6 or 8-quart pot melt 1 Tablespoon of butter.
  2. Brown stew meat in 2-3 batches over medium-high heat, not crowding the meat, and turning each piece once. Remove meat to plate when browned.
  3. Add remaining butter. Lower heat and brown onion 5 minutes. 
  4. Add meat back into pot. Stir in broth, water and contents of Dakota Territory Beef Barley Stew Mix. Bring to a simmer and cook covered 2 hours. 
  5. Add turnips or potatoes, mushrooms, sherry or red wine, and salt and pepper.
  6. Return to a simmer and cook covered 1 hour. 

Note: This stewy beef barely soup can be made a day ahead or frozen and reheated.

Ingredients

You Will Also Need
 2 tbsp Butter
 1 cup Onion, sliced
 2-3 lbs Beef stew meat
 8 cups Beef broth
 2 cups Water
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper
 2-3 cups Turnips or potatoes, peeled and diced
 8 oz Fresh mushrooms, slicked
 ¼ cup Sherry or red wine

Directions

Here's What You Do
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  1. In a 6 or 8-quart pot melt 1 Tablespoon of butter.
  2. Brown stew meat in 2-3 batches over medium-high heat, not crowding the meat, and turning each piece once. Remove meat to plate when browned.
  3. Add remaining butter. Lower heat and brown onion 5 minutes. 
  4. Add meat back into pot. Stir in broth, water and contents of Dakota Territory Beef Barley Stew Mix. Bring to a simmer and cook covered 2 hours. 
  5. Add turnips or potatoes, mushrooms, sherry or red wine, and salt and pepper.
  6. Return to a simmer and cook covered 1 hour. 

Note: This stewy beef barely soup can be made a day ahead or frozen and reheated.

Dakota Territory Beef Barley Stew

Recipe Adaptations

Vegan

Mushrooms become the meat in this traditional American stew.

You Will Also Need: 

  • 3-4 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 20-24 oz. Fresh Mushrooms (Button, Portobello, Oyster or mixed varieties), chopped
  • 8 cups vegetable broth (64 oz.)
  • 2 cups water (16 oz.)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 turnips or potatoes (2-3 cups), peeled and diced

Here’s What You Do:

  1. In a 6 or 8-quart pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté mushrooms and onions for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in contents of Stew Mix.
  4. Add broth and bring to a simmer, covered 1 ½ hours.
  5. Add turnips or potatoes, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.  Serve with crusty wheat bread.

Slow Cooker

Here’s What You Do:
Recommended slow cooker size: 6-7 quart size

  1. In large skillet brown meat and onion a butter.
  2. Drain and transfer to bowl of slow cooker.
  3. Add contents of soup mix and broth. Stir well.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  5. Stir in sherry, mushrooms, and turnips.
  6. Cook 1 to 2 hours longer covered on high, and serve.

Pressure Cooker

Here’s What You Do:

  1. In bowl of pressure cooker Sauté 2 lb cubed beef stew meat and one sliced onion about 5 minutes.
  2. Add contents of the Dakota Beef Barley Bean stew mix, 2 tsp salt and freshly ground pepper, and stir well.
  3. Add 6 cups beef broth. Set pressure cooker for 35 minutes.
  4. Quick release and add 2-3 diced turnips, 4 oz. fresh sliced mushrooms and ¼ cup sherry.
  5. Set pressure cooker for 15 minutes and use natural release.
  6. Add 1-2 cups water to reach desired consistency, and serve.

Recipe Variations

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Cooking & Nutrition Tips

Remember these are soup-starter mixes, you can’t go wrong!  Feel free to omit any of our recommended additions and/or add any of your favorites!
  • To reduce sodium: use a low-sodium broth, bone broth, or stock.
  • For cream based soups: use lower-fat dairy, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or preferred dairy replacement.
  • For added protein: add a can of your favorite bean (black, chickpea, navy, etc), chicken breast, or other plant-based protein option.
  • For added nutrition: look in your fridge/garden and add any vegetables you have on hand!