Okra & Pearl Barley Beef Casserole

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

It’s the weekend again!
It’s your time to relax and do whatever you want to.:-)
However, you need to put something on the table, right?:-)
So here’s an idea for a lazy but delicious recipe.
You must have a casserole though!
I’ve got a clay one and it’s just amazing. Everything put inside turns out so yummy.
The downside – it just takes a bit more time to cook. But bearing in mind the fact that you’re not actually making anything, what’s wrong with that?
Apart from being easy(and lazy), this recipe is healthy and nutritious – barley, beef and the super veggie, okra.
I think that’s enough said.:-)

Here’s what you need.


  •  400g/14oz beef, cut into chunks
  • 400g/14oz okra
  • 250g/9oz pearl barley
  • 200g/7oz tinned tomatoes
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1/2tbsp peppercorns
  • salt 

Mummy’s Fast & Easy


  1. Place the ingredients in the casserole.
  2. Add the spices and mix well.
  3. Place in the oven and cook at 190°C/374°F for about 2 hours or until ready.
Tip: Try adding 200ml/1cup of lager into the casserole right before placing it in the oven. The beef will melt in your mouth!;-)

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