Hearty, tasty, and full of protein, these beef stew recipes are comforting, warming, and guaranteed to leave no empty bellies.
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Try to use hulled barley for this soup-it's a less refined form of the grain that provides more fiber and iron than pearled barley, which will also work nicely. Beef stew meat also contributes iron, plus selenium. The mushrooms supply vitamin D and are a prime source of ergothioneine, an antioxidant that may help prevent cell damage and reduce the risk of cancer.