Simple & Delicious Instant Pot & Barley Recipes

Simple & Delicious Instant Pot & Barley Recipes

In a pinch for mealtime but don’t want to sacrifice flavor OR nutrition? Have no fear- we have you covered. We have rounded up four of our favorite, failproof Instant Pot and Barley Recipes. Now, just pull out your Instant Pot, grab your barley, and let’s go!

1. Instant Pot Beef & Barley Casserole Chili

Beef & Barley Casserole Chili

Full of nutrients, loaded with flavor, and ready to go in under 30 minutes- need we say more? Try this classic pairing of Beef & Barley in your Instant Pot today!

Instant Pot Beef and Barley Casserole Chili
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Beef & Barley Casserole Chili

2. Instant Pot Barley & Cranberry Salad

Fresh and flavorful are the 2 best words to describe this salad- oh and easy-to-make. Throw your barley and cranberries into the Instant Pot, prep your greens, and voila! You have a great dinner side and/or perfect lunch salad to take on the go.

Instant Pot Barley and Cranberry Salad
A delicious and refreshing blend of barley and cranberries.
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3. Instant Pot Hamburger Barley Soup

Beef and Barley soup is a classic- put them in the Instant pot and you have a fan favorite with only a fraction of the time needed to make it, but all of the flavor.

Instant Pot Hamburger Barley Soup
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4. Instant Pot Barley and Garbanzo Beans

Try something new with this merger of barley and garbanzo in a fresh, nutrient packed, side dish or salad. Enjoy hot or cold, any time or year!

Instant Pot Barley and Garbanzo Beans
A simple and fulfilling dish.
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Instant Pot Barley and Cranberry Salad

Instant Pot Barley and Cranberry Salad

Instant Pot Barley and Cranberry Salad

A delicious and refreshing blend of barley and cranberries.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cranberry
  • 3 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted pecans
  • orange zest

Instructions
 

  • Pour water, barley and cranberries into instantpot.
  • Set instant pot to high pressure for 15 min. After time has passed allow the pressure to release for 10 min.
  • Toss kale, oil, pecans and orange zest together in medium bowl.
  • Toss the barley mixture with the kale mixture and plate.
Keyword barley, cranberry, instantpot, salad
Instant Pot Barley and Garbanzo Beans

Instant Pot Barley and Garbanzo Beans

Instant Pot Barley and Garbanzo Beans

A simple and fulfilling dish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14.5 oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to instant pot.
  • Set instant pot to high pressure for 15 min.
  • Release pressure for 10 min and plate.
Keyword barley, beans, insantpot
Instant Pot Hamburger Barley Soup

Instant Pot Hamburger Barley Soup

Instant Pot Hamburger Barley Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Turn instant pot to Saute. Cook beef, garlic and onion until browned and no pink remains.
  • Add beef broth and tomato juice. Stir in with sauteed ingredients.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the pot.
  • Set instant pot to high pressure for 15 min. After time has passed, allow the pressure to release for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Notes

If using hulless or hulled barley, increase cooking time to 25-35 minutes and add an additional cup of broth. 
Keyword barley, hamburger, instantpot
Instant Pot Beef & Barley Casserole Chili

Instant Pot Beef & Barley Casserole Chili

Beef & Barley Casserole Chili

Instant Pot Beef and Barley Casserole Chili

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 16 oz black beans
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 cup barley

Instructions
 

  • Turn instant pot to Saute. Cook beef and onion until browned.
  • Add all remaining items and stir, ensure that all the barley is covered by liquid.
  • Set instant pot on high pressure for 15 minutes. After the time has passed allow the pressure to release for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite cheese.

Notes

If using hulless or hulled barley, cook for 25-35 minutes instead.
Keyword barley, beef, casserole, chili, instantpot