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Ground Beef and Barley Soup

 Ground Beef and Barley Soup
I came across this recipe years ago at a recipe exchange through a church group. The contributor didn't sign her name, so I don't know who to thank. But my husband and son thank me for preparing it by helping themselves to seconds and thirds! - Ellen McCleary, Scotland, Ontario
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 bay leaf


  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat
  • until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining
  • ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for
  • 45-50 minutes or until barley is tender. Discard bay leaf. Yield:
  • 12 servings (3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 168 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 452 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13 g protein.