Golden Sweet Potato and Barley Stew

April 1, 2019

As a working mama, wife, etc. time is not plentiful (as I am sure many of you know). I don't have time to make elaborate dinners, but it is important to me to make healthy, tasty meals for my crew as much as I can. That being said, I am always desperately in pursuit of gadgets to make this easier (see - sous vide and instant pot) or recipes that don't require my presence (read - dump and go).

While I enjoy making up time-intensive, special desserts on the weekend as a creative outlet and sharing those with you guys, I know I am not alone in needing quick meals, so I want to share those more too. The following recipe is a favorite and requires little more than pouring a bunch of ingredients into a crockpot and then getting on to other things.

Golden Sweet Potato and Barley Stew

Recipe for Golden Sweet Potato and Barley Stew

Golden Sweet Potato and Barley Stew

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Yield: 6-8S


Golden Sweet Potato and Barley Stew

- 2 medium-large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 onion, diced
- 3/4 cup dried yellow split-peas
- 1 cup dried green lentils
- 1 cup barley
- 8-10 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 t salt
- 2 t cumin
- 1 T curry
- 1 t turmeric
- 1 t chili powder
- 2 t garlic powder


Cook everything in a crockpot on low for 8 hours.

Blend about 3 cups of soup until smooth with 1/3 cup olive oil in a blender.

Stir pureed part of stew back in to crockpot.

Season to taste.

Serve with crusty bread! Enjoy!



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