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Comforting Beef Barley Soup Recipe
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Comforting Beef Barley Soup Recipe

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When the weather outside is nippy, we want a bowl of soup that’s chock-full of beef, barley and veggies. It's the most delicious way to warm up. —Sue Jurack, Mequon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped cooked roast beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 198 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute carrot, celery and onion until tender, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add broth, water, beef, tomatoes, barley and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peas; heat through, about 5 minutes. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Beef Barley Soup in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p61


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mary916 User ID: 7875640 261185
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017 Edited Feb. 13, 2017

"Absolutely delicious. Will make again. easy and filling for a cold February day."

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saltybeefnstickyrice User ID: 6742123 237453
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"Perhaps I'm just not a fan of beef soups. This recipe lacked flavor."

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Colette K User ID: 1086074 235753
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"was this salty tasting? I will use low sodium beef broth if so."

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Connie Foreman User ID: 2079082 220498
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"This soup gets five stars and more! It is truly delicious and comforting. My husband, son and I all took a spoonful and said, "Mmmmmmum!" with every bite. I made it right by the recipe. We will have this one again and again."

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ahmom User ID: 3426126 83287
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"I forgot the tomatoes but it was very good!"

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Stacielfg User ID: 7757151 202812
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"I made this and quadrupled the ingredients for a soup supper. Everyone wanted the recipe the next day. Very flavorful."

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mltdebbie User ID: 6422011 62504
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"So Good! I used the Homemade beef Broth recipe from this site, which made it even better."

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kriserickj User ID: 4672159 202811
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"Perfect! Filling, tasty, and healthy. That, my friends, is a soup trifecta."

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Junus User ID: 7299334 18204
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"Very good"

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rudylenak User ID: 3071215 30393
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"GOOD"

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