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Hearty Beef and Barley Soup Recipe
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Hearty Beef and Barley Soup Recipe

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This hearty barley soup is a favorite menu item in our house throughout the year. Everyone savors the flavor. —Elizabeth Kendall, Carolina Beach, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour 50 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour 50 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 128 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil; drain. Stir in the broth, water, barley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, onion and parsley; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender. Stir in peas; heat through. Yield: 9 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Beef Barley Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 128 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

I made this with leftover eye round that I cubed and browned in oil. This was exactly what I was looking for in a beef barley soup. Simply delicious!!!

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

Quick to put together, easy to make and tastes delicious ust as written. Oh yeah,and good for you too. Make it often now I found this recipe!!!

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

This soup is awesome. I prepared it for my book club and they gobbled it down. I made just a couple of changes. I used lean ground beef instead of round steak and added a little thyme to give it a tad more flavor. This is definitely a five star recipe. Here is a link to my review and photo: http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/30/p/894054/7744168.aspx#7744168

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

For good soup also add rotel tomatoes, mushrooms, more barley, diced potatoes, italian seasoning, bay leaf, garlic, cumin, ..... :)

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

I used olive oil instead of canola oil. My family doesn't like the taste of canola oil. Really good soup!

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