Healthy Bowl of Pork and Pearl Barley

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April 20, 2016

Healthy Bowl of Pork and Pearl Barley 0 0 5 0
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • 20 mins

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 8 - 10 servings


1 1/2 cups of pearl barley

900g pork tenderloin (2 x Aldi serves), sliced 1.5 cm thick

4 Carrots, diced

" equal amount of celery, diced

2 onions, diced

50g ham, diced

1 jar red pasta sauce

wholemeal flour

4 cloves



1Turn slow cooker on HIGH to pre-heat

2With a splash of oil, fry off carrot, celery and onion in a fry pan to speed up the cooking process.

3Meanwhile, coat pork pieces in flour and place into the bottom of the slow cooker.

4As veg starts to soften and onions become clear, add cloves and thyme, and cook for another minute or 2.

5Pour in jar of red pasta sauce, plus the same amount of water and stir.

6Pour veg over the pork and cook for 1 hour on high, then turn to low for another 1 hour.

7Add pearl barley and stir through, keeping as everything covered with liquid.

8(it will seem watery at this stage but the pearl barley will absorb most of the liquid)

9Continue to cook on low for another hour.

10Serve as is for a very healthy dinner or tomorrow's lunch.

Submitted by Kelly Ryan


4 Reviews

Yes you could swap for other diced pork πŸ™‚


October 30, 2019

I can’t find tenderloins at the shops, can I buy a shoulder roast and cut off what I need or buy loins?

Sure, I would use that πŸ™‚


April 23, 2018

just wondering what sort of red pasta sauce? Can it be garlc based

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