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Healthy Pearl Barley, Bacon & Leek Casserole

Written by: MuscleFood



Time to read 1 min

A super healthy, budget friendly meal for all the family crammed with goodness and brimming with flavour – delish!

Pearl Barley, Bacon & Leek Casserole

Healthy Pearl Barley, Bacon & Leek Casserole

Prep time

15 min

Cook time

35 min






United Kingdom

Nutritional Information






  • 200g lean bacon - chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves - finely chopped
  • 300g pearl barley
  • 4 carrots - cubed
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, plus extra to serve
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 300g Savoy cabbage - shredded


Step 1

Heat a large pan over a medium heat and drizzle in the oil.

Step 2

Add the leeks and cook for a few minutes before adding the garlic.

Step 3

Continue to cook for one minute then add the pearl barley, carrots and mustard.

Step 4

Pour over the chicken stock, season well and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

Toss in the cabbage along with the bacon and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until the cabbage is wilted and tender.

Step 6

Serve with a dollop of Dijon mustard on the side.

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