Beef Barley Soup

Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of soup to warm you from the inside out. Add some crusty Italian bread, a crisp green mixed salad and some fruit for dessert to create a complete meal.

To vary this soup, you can add 1 cup of chopped canned tomatoes for a cup of the beef broth, or a cup of sauteed chopped mushrooms. This soup freezes well so consider making a double batch and freezing half in individual serving sized containers. It really is worth the effort to make your own Rich Beef Broth for this soup. To make things a little easier, make the broth ahead of time and freeze it.

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Deborah Mele 

Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A delicious bowl of comfort combining rich beef broth and a hearty grain.



  1. Heat the broth and add the carrots, onions, celery and the barley.
  2. Cook for about 25 to 35 minutes or until the barley is tender.
  3. Add the reserved pieces of beef, chopped into small pieces, and chopped parsley.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve hot, topped with a little drizzle of olive oil and grated cheese.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1916mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

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