This 15 Bean and Barley Stew was an excellent meal for Derby Thursday. I used a packaged 15-bean mix, diced tomatoes with green chilis, and jarred minced garlic for convenience. I dumped everything in my pressure cooker, ran around like a mad woman getting ready for practice, and pulled the pressure cooker off the burner on my way out the door. I was welcomed home from practice with this hearty stew waiting.
I hesitate to call it a stew because it is so thick. You could add more broth or water if you choose.
This stew recipe is perfect for a busy night with whole food convenience ingredients and minimal cleanup. Your pressure cooker has it ready in just 30 minutes.
- 1 C 15-bean soup mix
- 1/2 C pearled barley
- 4 C water
- 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes with chilis
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 t each salt, pepper, dried cilantro, and cumin
- Pour all ingredients in pressure cooker.
- Cook at full pressure (15 lbs) for 25 minutes. Allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally.
This makes a very thick stew. Add more liquid if desired, but do not fill the pressure cooker more than half full.
On November 17, 2012 I married the love of my life and met a new love: My pressure cooker!
To spread the love I’m using my pressure cooker every day and sharing the recipes on my blog.