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Slow Cooker Red Beans and Barley

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PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
7 hr 20 min
20 min
7 hr
Use fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, if available, to give this recipe a robust smoky taste. If time permits, make it ahead of time since it tastes.


Uncooked pearl barley

1 cup(s), rinsed (use long-cooking variety; not pearled barley)

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 small, finely chopped

Uncooked celery

1 stalk(s), large, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), large, minced

Red pepper flakes

¼ tsp(s), crushed, or more to taste

Canned kidney beans

15 oz, drained and rinsed

Canned crushed tomatoes

28 oz

Bay leaf

2 leaf/leaves

Fat free chicken broth

3 cup(s), or vegetable broth

Black pepper

¼ pinch

Table salt

1 tsp(s)


  1. Place all ingredients in order listed in a 5-quart slow cooker. Do not stir.
  2. Cover and cook at low setting of slow cooker for 7 hours. Stir and serve. Yields about 1 1/3 cup per serving.