Comforting Beef Barley Soup
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
Makes8 servings (3 quarts)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 4 cups beef broth
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups chopped cooked roast beef
- 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
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute carrot, celery and onion until tender, 4-5 minutes.
- Add broth, water, beef, tomatoes, barley and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peas; heat through, about 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 198 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Jan 22, 2018
Hearty soup that the whole family liked. Although the amount of barley might seem small initially, remember that barley expands quick a bit when cooked. We added more peas and used leftover pot roast (plus a little leftover gravy to add flavor.)
Feb 12, 2017
Absolutely delicious. Will make again. Easy and filling for a cold February day.
Nov 16, 2015
Perhaps I'm just not a fan of beef soups. This recipe lacked flavor.
Oct 27, 2015
was this salty tasting? I will use low sodium beef broth if so.
Feb 14, 2015
This soup gets five stars and more! It is truly delicious and comforting. My husband, son and I all took a spoonful and said, "Mmmmmmum!" with every bite. I made it right by the recipe. We will have this one again and again.
May 10, 2014
I forgot the tomatoes but it was very good!
Apr 10, 2014
I made this and quadrupled the ingredients for a soup supper. Everyone wanted the recipe the next day. Very flavorful.
Feb 27, 2014
So Good! I used the Homemade Beef Broth recipe from this site, which made it even better.
Aug 21, 2013
Perfect! Filling, tasty, and healthy. That, my friends, is a soup trifecta.
Jun 13, 2013
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