Total Time
6hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs 30 mins

This can be made vegetarian by using olive oil and vegetable broth. Adapted from a recipe at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in large saucepan. Add onions and saute until soft and translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Place onions and garlic into slow cooker with celery, beef broth, chicken broth and barley. Cook on low 4-6 hours, until barley is tender.
  3. Stir in buttermilk and dill. Continue cooking until heated through, about 30 minutes. Remove and discard celery. Serve with additional dill sprinkled on top.