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Beef Barley Soup

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  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds stew meat (lean beef round)
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt (to taste)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2/3 cup barley
  • fresh ground black pepper
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium32% DV770mg
    Fat37% DV24g
    Protein37% DV19g
    Carbs6% DV19g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories370Calories from Fat220
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat220
    Total Carbohydrate19g6%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Pikus 2 days ago
    Yes! Wonderful, comforting soup! I used beef neck bones and used 4 cups of beef broth and 2 cups of water as suggested. I also added some precooked collard greens at the end. This one is definitely a keeper!
    Sam Rosiek 3 months ago
    Came out great. Did as other suggested and used 4 cups beef broth and 2 cups water. Other than that made as directed. Came out a little thick and husband said maybe I should have added a little more water. Would definitely make again. Perfect on a fall or winter night
    Stephanie S. 7 months ago
    It came out great. Only thing I added was chili flakes. I think blending the onions, celery and carrot together would make it better and adding a bit more water when adding the barley would make it a bit more of a soup than a stew
    Kevin Tustin 10 months ago
    Turned out really well. I, also, exchanged the water for beef broth.
    John Lewis 10 months ago
    Good stew on a rainy day. Didn’t like just adding water so used beef broth.
    Sayers a year ago
    Very tasty! Substituted onions for onion powder and added cornstarch to be more like stew.
    Lisa 2 years ago
    Turned out great. Added mushrooms and used beef broth. Next time I won’t use quite as much barley.
    Hi, Elyse 2 years ago
    Really good recipe - I would recommend using 4 cups of broth to 2 cups of water for a more flavorful soup.l.
    Denise L. 2 years ago
    Great, needed to add some beef bouillon for more flavor though. Also added mushrooms
    Kimichka 2 years ago
    Easy and very tasty - like other recommendations, I added beef bouillon
    Kari R. 2 years ago
    Love it!! made many times
    Jenn B. 2 years ago
    i make this at least once a month. double batch! i use a bit of beef broth too for a touch more flavour
    almaza habib 3 years ago
    beautiful, i added mixed peppers for extra flavour
    Cindy Mangiaracina 3 years ago
    Very good recipe. I did add a few teaspoons of beef base to give it a tad more flavor. I will definitely make this again!
    Melyssa C. 3 years ago
    it is good but i added beef bouillion to give it more of a beefy taste
    Sierra Duffey 3 years ago
    Pretty good. Added additional herbs and spices.
    Mike B. 3 years ago
    I tweaked it slightly, using ground beef, adding crimini mushrooms and a bit more garlic, but the fundamentals of this recipe are what make it a solid go to meal that hits the spot on a cold or rainy day.
    Terry Forchilli 3 years ago
    Delicious soup, this has become a regular recipe in my repertoire, nutritious and delicious!
    Bridget G. 3 years ago
    This was a great recipe. Only thing I added was some beef base to kick up the beef flavor a little.
    Laura Spathias 3 years ago
    Delicious 👍🏼 made it Several times
    Cathy Saladino 3 years ago
    Delicious! Great on a cold evening.
    Susan Peters 3 years ago
    This is so delicious! I will never buy P*******o or C*******'s again. I did put one can beef broth plus 3 cups water. The instruction picture looked like the beef was dusted with flour along with the salt before browning. I did that, probably because I make stew so often. This made the broth a little hardy. I will only put 1 bay leaf next time, and I added around an extra 1/4cup barley. Thank you Skinny.
    Abbie 3 years ago
    Great flavor. I used last night’s left over pot roast with excellent result
    Lisa M. 3 years ago
    Delicious! My husband’s favorite soup.
    Wanda Bonser 3 years ago
    Very tasty. I did use beef stock instead of water to give it a little richer flavor.
    Nancy Pinson 3 years ago
    Rather bland, added quite a bit more salt and pepper. I use Diamond Crystal salt, however, and it isn't quite as salty as Mortons kosher so you do need more. I ended up using about four teaspoons all total. I put about a teaspoon of fresh ground pepper. I think perhaps half water and half beef broth would give it a better flavor. Maybe a parsnip too in addition to the carrots. Thyme might be nice too. Needs something to enhance the flavor, bottom line. Will tweak recipe next time.
    So good easy recipe to follow and tasted so good
    Barbara Logan 3 years ago
    Amazing! Thanks for sharing. My picky eaters say their mouths water just at the smell of it, whenever I make this recipe. Leftovers are hard to come by.
    Joanne L. 4 years ago
    It was a perfect soup ! I made beef broth instead of just water and I deglazed with red wine. My whole family loved it and the picky eater even had second !
    Victoria Miles 4 years ago
    I followed the recipe fairly closely. I used Epicure's Veggie Boullion to season the beef at the beginning instead of salt, as I wanted to be able to give some beef pieces to the baby. Overall it was pretty good. I liked it but the family thought it was okay.