- carrots* – 1 cup
- sweet potato cubes* – 1/2 cup
- parsnip cubes – 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup barley
- mushrooms – 1 cup
- stew meat cubes – 1 pound
- chicken broth – 1 cup
- 1/2 onion – sliced thinly
- Mississippi Mud Black & Tan beer (or Guinness) – 2 cups+
-Boil the barley in the chicken stock (I also put the parnips in as well.) for about 5 minutes.
-Brown the meat in a skillet with a bit of the beer.
-Pour everything into the crockpot; if there’s room add beer to top off the bowl
-Set on HIGH for 5 hours.
-Stir the ingredients for consistent cooking.
-Set to LOW for another 3 hours.
Its done when the stew meat is tender. The beer will add a little bit of sweetness and works well with the sweet potato.
*bonus if you have a Trader Joe’s that has precut sweet potatoes, as well as bag of mini carrots to reduce prep time. I also just get their stew meat already in cubes-its very good quality.