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Roast Beef and Barley Soup

When making this soup, I tend to clean out the refrigerator by adding all kinds of leftovers. In fact, my family says they have to watch out for the kitchen sink!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12-14 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts)


  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped cooked roast beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup frozen or canned peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen or canned cut green or wax beans
  • Seasoned salt to taste


  • In a stockpot, combine the first 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the soup, peas and beans. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add seasoned salt.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 123 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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  • edhenrichs
    Oct 21, 2012

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  • xicota
    Apr 21, 2012

    A good, basic recipe that is very flexible. I added more seasoning (Mrs. Dash, garlic powder, onion powder), as per my family's preference, as well as a can of beef gravy. With all the leftover vegetables I had on hand, this recipe made a huge pot of soup. I even froze a portion of it. If you have never cooked barley before, don't be intimidated---it is easy. I followed the package directions and it turned out perfect.

  • TheDix
    Mar 1, 2012

    Great comfort food!! The recipe lends itself to making substitutions, going with whatever leftovers your refrigerator has. I added gravy from the pot roast I fixed the other day.