Easy Beef Barley Soup Recipe
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Easy Beef Barley Soup Recipe

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“This soup is really easy and takes very little time to put together. You can serve it for a leftover lunch or for supper with homemade bread, which I do on occasion.” Carole Lanthier - Courtice, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
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  • 2 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups equals 317 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook and stir the beef, mushrooms, celery and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Stir in the carrots, potato, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in barley.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until barley is tender. Whisk in milk and tomato paste; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Beef Barley Soup in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups equals 317 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Delicious, unique and healthy! My new favorite soup!"

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"I have made this recipe many times since I initially found it about 8 months ago. I probably made it at least once or twice a month last winter. Very delicious! I use ground turkey rather than ground beef."

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"Kids described it as Cheeseburger soup! It was a winner at our house and went into my great recipes file! :)"

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"simple, cheap and healthy. We all liked it."

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"We thought this was great, but it need more barley. Also I didn't use the milk or tomatoe paste at the end. My husband wants it again."

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