Hearty Beef and Barley Soup Recipe
- 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
- 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).
1 cup: 128 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.
Reviews for Hearty Beef and Barley Soup
"Nice hearty flavour. Like a couple of previous reviewers, I added a couple of diced potatoes, a dash or Worcestershire sauce, a sprinkle of thyme and a bay leaf. I also used ground beef as I was out of round steak. A definite make again on a cold day."
"I made this quite some time ago and we enjoyed it. It has WAY too much sodium in it for us though. I did not add the salt, used low-sodium broth, added Mrs. Dash Original to get some flavor without the salt."
"Add a can of tomatos (cut-up) or a can of stewed tomatos,cut one can of broth if you want too."
"I was looking for recipes that the whole household could eat while one of our roommates is on a liquid diet after gastric sleeve surgery. I added extra barley because my grocery store only had the very small barley. While it was filling for those of us who could eat the whole soup, to him it just tasted like plain beef broth straight out of the can. Will probably add some more seasonings, like garlic and bay leaves, and a little Worcestershire sauce if I ever make it again."
"Even the kids liked this one!"
"too much sodium"
"For good soup also add rotel tomatoes, mushrooms, more barley, diced potatoes, italian seasoning, bay leaf, garlic, cumin, ..... :)"
"I used olive oil instead of canola oil. My family doesn't like the taste of canola oil. Really good soup!"
"family loved , loved this soup ! Recommended to me by my 'dearest friend', Lisa Lutz-Keys !"
"Delish! I used 1/4 c. wild rice and a chopped leek in mine."
"Delicious soup!! I added a bit of red pepper flakes to add a little zip. Made a wonderful meal , and will absolutely make it again"
"This is one of my favorite soups,it reminds me of the scotch broth soup my great-grandmother used to make when we were kids.Probably because I love barley soups!!"
"I've made this recipe for years! Yummy!"
"beef and barley soup is great. I substituded grond turkey to this one. I like how it makes lighter, so I can have a small bowl later in the evening, just as a healthy confort food during these cooler evenings. I did not have peas so I used some chopped fresh kale. Yum! I make it often anf collegues at the office love to see me bring in the crock pot full. I never have to offer it and I come home with an empty dish every time. Buon appettito! ciao"
"Wonderful recipe! I tried this with lamb, as well. It was REALLY good! My husband asked if I would make it again really soon. And, while he will eat almost anything, he rarely comments on food, let alone asks when I'm going to be making it again!"
"This makes a hearty soup. I did some substituting my self. I used lean hamburger and added T spoon of Basel and 2 small bay leaves. YUM,YUM!! will make it again. aljens"
"This is delicious! I made it according to the recipe the first time, with great results. The second time I added a can of drained diced tomatoes and substituted frozen mixed vegetables for the peas. Even better!!"
"I made this recipe yesterday & got rave reviews. Was told one of my best meals ever. I substituted veg. broth for the beef broth & it was perfect. I also substituted the frozen corn since I did not have frozen peas. I will be making a big giant pot next time as there were NO leftovers! Excellent recipe."
"Homemade soup is the best thing ever and this recipe was so simple. I left out the water completely and threw in a can of green beans in place of the frozen peas I was missing and it still turned out fantastic. I used the "Related Tip" from another member and chopped my veggies in the food processor. Mmm...delicious. I wish I could share a bowl with each of you!"