Slow Cooker Red Beans and Barley
- Total Time
To give this recipe a nice smoky flavor, swap fire-roasted crushed tomatoes for the plain ones.
uncooked pearl barley1 cup(s), rinsed (use long-cooking variety; not pearled barley)
uncooked red onion(s)1 small, finely chopped
uncooked celery1 rib(s), large, chopped
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium, minced
red pepper flakes¼ tsp, crushed, or more to taste
canned kidney beans15 oz, drained and rinsed
canned crushed tomatoes28 oz
bay leaf2 leaf/leaves
fat free chicken broth3 cup(s), or vegetable broth
black pepper¼ tsp
table salt1 tsp
- Place all ingredients in order listed in a 5-quart slow cooker; do not stir.
- Cover and cook on low setting of slow cooker for 7 hours; stir and serve. Yields about 1 1/3 cups per serving.