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.
Mar 16, 2019
We love homemade soup, especially in the winter, but we all found this to be tasteless.
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.