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Barley with meat

Sometimes cooks managed to get fresh meat, then fighters were waited by fragrant pearl porridge with pork or beef.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Cuisine: Military
Keyword: Field kitchen


  • 1.5 cups pearl barley
  • 1 kg beef on bones
  • salt and spices to taste


  • Wash pearl barley and soak overnight.
  • Cook the beef so that the meat moves away from the bones.
  • Pour pearl barley with four cups of broth and cook until tender.
  • Meat cut into small pieces, mix with barley, add salt, add spices and 20 minutes to simmer the porridge over a small fire. If desired, it is possible to add butter or vegetable oil.

Recipe option:

  • if you do not want to mess with the meat, then just boil the barley in ordinary water and mix with the stew — cold or fried with onions.