Barley porridge with meat

Barley porridge with meat

Barley porridge with meat cooked in the oven is delicious, nutritious, and crumbly. The secret to appetizing porridge lies in the preliminary soaking and subsequent rinsing of the grain to get rid of excess starch, which makes the dish sticky and slippery. Try to cook barley porridge with meat in the oven correctly, and it will become one of the family's favorites.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 12 hours
Cuisine Russian
Servings 4 people
Calories 534 kcal


  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 frying pan
  • 2 pot with a volume of 700 ml
  • 1 knife


  • 200 g barley
  • 250 g pork
  • 80 g carrot
  • 80 g onion
  • 1 tsp salt heaped
  • 2 pcs bay leaf
  • 30 g butter
  • 50 g vegetable oil
  • 600-700 ml meat broth or vegetable broth, water
  • 1 clove garlic optional
  • 2-3 pcs pepper


  • Prepare the grain and the rest of the ingredients from the list.
    Ingredients for barley porridge with meat
  • Rinse the barley, clean it from debris, and soak it in cold water at a ratio of 1 liter of liquid per 1 cup of grain. Soak for at least 4 hours, but preferably 8-10 hours.
    200 g barley
  • Cut the meat into cubes.
    250 g pork
    Chopped meat
  • Finely chop the onion and carrot.
    80 g carrot, 80 g onion
    Yellow onion, carrot
  • Fry the meat and onion in vegetable oil.
    50 g vegetable oil
    Roasting meat with onions
  • Add carrot cubes and fry the vegetables with the meat for a few more minutes.
    Roasting carrots
  • Transfer the semi-cooked meat, onion, and carrot into pots preheated with hot water.
    Transferring roasting with meat to pots
  • Fry the soaked grain in vegetable oil with a piece of butter. This will make it even more crumbly or thick.
    30 g butter
    Pearl barley, butter
  • Transfer the barley into the pots with the meat and vegetables.
    Adding pearl barley to pots
  • Pour in water or broth, add salt and spices, cover with a lid, and place in a cold oven. Set the temperature to 180 ℃ and cook for 1 hour 20 minutes. Half an hour before it’s done, check the amount of liquid in the pot and add more if necessary.
    1 tsp salt, 2 pcs bay leaf, 600-700 ml meat broth, 1 clove garlic, 2-3 pcs pepper
    Salt, bay leaf, pepper, water
  • After the specified time, turn off the oven heating and leave the pots in place for another 20 minutes to stew. Then stir the contents of the pots and serve.
    Barley porridge with meat


Calories: 534kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 18gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 757mgPotassium: 538mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3581IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 3mg




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