Beef & Barley Stew

Author : Strive Health

Ditch the canned soups which are loaded with excess sodium and instead try this hearty homemade stew. This recipe is low sodium and therefore a better choice to promote good kidney and heart health!


  • 8 ounces lean beef sirloin
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped green beans
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup dry barley
  • 5 Tbsp plant-based butter


  1. Chop the beef into small bite-size pieces.
  2. Lightly brown the beef in a frying pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium size saucepan, add the browned beef, broth, chopped vegetables, barley, butter, seasoning mix, and salt.
  4. Turn heat up to a simmer and then cook for 30 minutes or until the barley is well done.

Serves 4 / Nutrition info per serving: Calories 465, Fat 19g, Carbs 53g, Protein 18g, Sodium 505mg

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