*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           BARLEY SOUP CASSEROLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Each: chopped onion, celery
                         -and bell pepper
    1                    Garlic clove, minced
    1       c            Medium pearl barley
      1/4   c            Tomato paste
    2       ts           Instant beef bouillon
                         -granules
    2 1/2   c            Boiling water
    1       cn           Tomatoes or stewed tomatoes,
                         -with liquid (14.5 ounces)
 
   Crumble beef into a microwave safe plastic colander
   suspended over a 3 qt. casserole.  Top with onion,
   celery, bell pepper and garlic; cover with casserole
   lid or vented plastic wrap. Stirring midway through
   cooking, microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes, or until
   beef is no longer pink.
   
   Discard grease and place barley, tomato paste and
   bouillon in same casserole.  Pour boiling water over
   barley; stir. Top with beef mixture and tomatoes with
   liquid; do not stir. Re-cover and microwave on MEDIUM-
   HIGH (70 %) for 30 minutes.  Stir and let stand for 5
   minutes.
   
   Makes 6 servings.
   
   Nutritional value per serving: 360 calories 23 grams
   protein 34 grams carbohydrates   4 grams fiber 15
   grams fat 66 milligrams cholesterol 545 milligrams
   sodium
  
 
 
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