90 Minute Wonder Or less ( Barley and Mushroom Soup)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

A fast quick soup to warm your bones. I have also added chucks of browned stew meat for a little more zing

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat, and stir in mushrooms, onion, celery, and garlic.
  2. Saute til tender.
  3. Mix barley and broth into saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat.
  5. Simmer 45- 50 minutes, til barley is tender.
  6. Stir white beans into barley mixture.
  7. Continue cooking about 5 minutes, til beans are heated.


Most Helpful

The house smelled wonderful this evening as this simmered on the stove. I did add some crumbled and browned ground beef that needed to be used and a handful of baby spinach leaves with the beans. I also used some fresh ground pepper. It was a tasty and filling soup. I served it with warmed sourdough bread and a spinach salad. Good comfort food.

Ms B. November 21, 2003

Oh, Myrna, what a lovely tasting soup! I didn't change anything, but I used dried vegetable bouillion and water. This is so good tasting, and healthy with all the fiber in it. I did add salt and pepper which wasn't mentioned. This will be a keeper in my recipe book. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando November 14, 2003

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