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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: 1 starch, 2 lean meat, 0 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 and 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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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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angelawati User ID: 3131954 24427
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"I've had a difficult time finding beef soup recipes that taste flavorful to me. This recipe is very delicious and not complicated to make. I used 1/2 cup millet in place of the barley to make it gluten free and threw in some frozen green beans in addition to the other veggies. It is wonderful and I'm recommending this recipe to friends."

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