SLOW-COOKER VEGETABLE-BEEF-BARLEY SOUP

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time : 9 hrs
Total Time :9 hrs 20 mins
Servings : 10

Ingredients

3/4 cup Green Giant frozen cut green beans (from 1-pound bag)

2/3 cup Green Giant Niblets frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-pound bag)
1/2 pounds beef stew meat
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2/3 cup uncooked barley1
1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 carton (32 ounces) Progresso beef flavored broth
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

Directions

  1. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Rinse green beans and corn with cold water to separate and partially thaw. Mix green beans, corn and remaining ingredients in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.