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Beef Barley Soup

 

 

 

Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.

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Hearty Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.

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Don’t you just love soup? I can eat it all year round; however, I do prefer it in the colder months. When I was looking back into the recipe archives, I realized that I had never posted one of my favorite soups to make, beef barley.

Beef Barley Soup

I found a recipe for mushroom barley soup, but not one for beef barley soup; which I thought was kind of odd since I make this soup whenever I have leftover roast beef from Sunday suppers. I guess I haven’t been making roast beef that often and if I did I certainly didn’t have a lot of leftovers because I usually make meals to freeze for our oldest daughter to take back to college.

Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.

In any event, while I was shopping recently London broil (or beef top round) was on sale at the meat counter so I purchased one to make Mongolian Beef. I usually use flank steak for that recipe, but was going to try it with the top round instead. But after I got through a few more aisles of shopping, I found myself gravitating towards the barley and was suddenly craving soup.

Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.

The weather this year where I live in New Jersey has been all over the place. One minute, we’re getting 4″ of snow; the next I’m wearing capri pants, short sleeve shirts and opening all of the windows. Hmm..now that I think about it, that could also be menopause, but I’m going with the weather changes. 😉

Beef Barley Soup

For this soup, you’ll need beef, carrots, celery, onion, beef broth, water and barley. If you’re using already cooked beef, start off by sautéing the carrots, celery and onions in one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil for about 2-3 minutes; then add your cooked beef. If you’re using uncooked beef (like I did for this recipe), start by sautéing the beef first until cooked through (approximately 5-7 minutes) before adding the vegetables.

Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.

Next, add the beef broth and water and bring to a boil. Once the soup comes to a boil, add the rinsed barley, reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes until the barley is cooked. This Beef Barley Soup was so filling and delicious! We served ours with crusty Italian bread and a tossed salad. ~Enjoy!

 

Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.

Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.
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Beef Barley Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Beef Barley Soup is so satisfying and comforting; especially on those chilly nights. Serve alone or with a tossed salad and loaf of crusty Italian bread.

Course: Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. London Broil (beef top round), small diced
  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive OIl
  • 1/2 c. Diced Carrots
  • 1/2 c. Diced Celery
  • 1/4 c. Diced Onions
  • 6 c. Low Sodium Beef Broth
  • 4 c. Water
  • 1/2 c. Rinsed Pearl Barley
Instructions
  1. Add the beef to a Dutch oven or large pot with the oil and sauté until cooked through (approximately 5-7 minutes). 

  2. Next, add the vegetables and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. 

  3. Add the broth and water and bring to a boil; then add the barley and reduce heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

If you're using already cooked beef, start off by sautéing the carrots, celery and onions in one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil for about 2-3 minutes; then add your cooked beef. 

Nutrition Facts
Beef Barley Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 369mg 15%
Potassium 610mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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