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5 from 2 votes

Barley Beef Skillet

This Barley Beef Skillet is a hearty, flavorful one-pot meal that’s sure to be a family favorite!


  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • a small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can reduced sodium Beef Broth
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small carrots, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Bring a large skillet to medium heat and cook ground beef and onion together, breaking up meat until it is browned. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add the broth, tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the carrots, tomato, zucchini, barley, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45-50 minutes until barley is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.


MyWW SmartPoints per (1 & 1/3 cups) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 7 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per (1 & 1/3 cups) serving (PP calculated using a WW PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Nutrition Information per (1 & 1/3 cups) serving:
307 calories, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 40 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 26 g protein, 8 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
Slightly adapted from Taste of Home