Comforting Beef Barley Soup Recipe
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Comforting Beef Barley Soup Recipe

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Senior Recipe Editor Sue Jurack shares her recipe for a delicious soup brimming with tasty and colorful ingredients. "It's so comforting on a crisp autumn day," she relates.
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
  • 1/2 cup each chopped carrot, celery and onion
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 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
  • 2 cups chopped cooked roast beef
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 198 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 18 g 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. Add carrot, celery and onion; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add broth, water, tomatoes, barley and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add roast beef and peas; cook 5-7 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Beef Barley Soup in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p61

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed May. 10, 2014

I forgot the tomatoes but it was very good!

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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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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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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

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

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

Very good

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