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Hearty Brisket & Barley Stew with Tomatillos

This easy-to-make stew is a favorite of mine when the temperature decides to drop in L.A. It’s a mash-up of my mother’s Jewish cooking and some Mexican influence that’s impossible to avoid around here.

At Picnic, we use all-natural Angus brisket from Aspen Ridge Farms in Colorado, but any fresh brisket will be just as delicious.

— Executive Chef Alex Resnick 

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound brisket, trimmed and cubed into medium-sized pieces
  • 1.5 Cups pearl barley
  • 3 tomatillos, husks removed and washed thoroughly
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 Cups beef stock
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 4 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Peel and chop the onion and carrots into large chunks, then quarter the tomatillos.

Place all ingredients (except the sour cream and cilantro) into a slow-cooker.

Cook on the lowest setting for 6-8 hours while you’re busy doing other things. The brisket should be so tender it’s falling apart.

Serve with a nice dollop of sour cream, lime wedge, and cilantro.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving693
Total Fat30g47%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated12g61%
Cholesterol113mg38%
Protein40g80%
Carbs68g23%
Vitamin A313µg35%
Vitamin B122µg27%
Vitamin B61mg57%
Vitamin C15mg25%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K46µg57%
Calcium145mg14%
Fiber15g61%
Folate (food)55µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)55µg14%
Iron7mg38%
Magnesium169mg42%
Monounsaturated12gN/A
Niacin (B3)13mg65%
Phosphorus577mg82%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium1850mg53%
Riboflavin (B2)0.9mg50.4%
Sodium1835mg76%
Thiamin (B1)0.8mg50.3%
Zinc8mg53%