I really feel like I under-use my crockpot, but quite honestly, the reason I don’t use it is because I haven’t run into a lot of delicious tasting crockpot recipes.
Then I remembered this gem of a recipe. Not only is it delicious, but it is perfect for those meatless Mondays. Or how about taking this to a pot-luck dinner. It is always nice to bring something vegetarian, and this dish has it all. Tons of flavor and a great texture thanks to the barley. Pair the filling with lots of add-ons like guacamole, sour cream, red onion, more fresh cilantro, chopped lettuce, salsa and cheese and you have one delicious crowd pleaser.
This is also great to make on a Sunday and use for your lunches during the week.
Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color.
Barley’s claim to nutritional fame is based on it being a good source of fiber and a whole host of other nutrients. So what are we waiting for….let’s cook us some barley burritos with the crockpot.
This dish couldn’t be any easier. Just “dump ‘n stir”. You can cook on slow heat for about 6 1/2 hours or on high for about 3 hours.
Nutritional, healthy AND easy. This one is a home run!
When the filling is done cooking add in your freshly chopped cilantro. This really brightens up the flavors.
Add whatever topping you like and enjoy. Enjoy a healthy, meatless and delicious meal.