My addiction to this machine is real! You can cook anything in it! Today I made a big batch of beef barley Stew and here’s how it went down. Turn the pot on to Sauté for about 20 min and add 1 tsp oil, then 1 package of Stew beef, making sure you brown all sides then remove and put on a plate
Now add mushrooms to pot, adding a little more oil if needed
Remove when well cooked. Now add 1 whole diced onion, 2 stalks celery and 2 large carrots – all diced
Cook until onion soft and translucent. Now add back into the pot the beef and mushrooms. Turn the pot to slow cook for 1 hour. Add 2 cartons of beef broth, 1 tsp each of basil, thyme and garlic powder. Add 1.5 cups of pearl barley or pot barley.
Once the time is up it will keep warm on the “keep warm” cycle.