Beef and Barley Soup Recipe

Beef and Barley Soup

With much of the country dealing with very cold temperatures this week, I thought I’d share a favorite Beef and Barley Soup Recipe.  It goes together simply, is hearty, and makes use of barley – one of my favorite high-fiber, high protein grains!  And the longer it simmers, the more body the broth gets.

Beef and Barley Soup
Beef and Barley Soup Recipe

Beef and Barley Soup Recipe

 Beef and Barley Soup Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
  • 1 pound stew meat cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup  celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 5 1/2 cups lower sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables

Beef and Barley Soup Recipe Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add beef, onions and garlic.  Saute until meat is brown and onion is tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes with juice, and all remaining ingredients EXCEPT frozen veggies.
  4. Cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour.  If needed, add more broth.
  5. Stir in frozen veggies.
  6. Cover and simmer until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove bay leaves before serving.


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