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Slow Cooker Red Beans and Barley

5
4
0
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
7 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
7 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
To give this recipe a nice smoky flavor, swap fire-roasted crushed tomatoes for the plain ones.

Ingredients

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 rib(s), large, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Red pepper flakes

¼ tsp, 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 tsp

Table salt

1 tsp

Instructions

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

Notes

If time allows, make it a day before you want to eat it since the dish tastes even better the second day.