24 Reviews

So yummy! Great comfort food. Here are the changes I made: I used beef broth because I didn't have a soup bone. I seared the beef in a bit of olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. Then I wiped down the skillet and sauteed the onions in a little butter before adding them. I used tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes because my kids prefer smoother soups. I added the carrots, celery and potatoes one hour before finishing and the frozen veggies (beans and peas) about 30 minutes before. Finally, I used small pasta because I didn't have barley, but I suspect barley would be better (heartier). Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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2hot2handle April 28, 2009

Very tasty! I used my own veggie preference, carrots, celery, onion, green beans, & cabbage. I left out the potatoes as I don't like them in soups & stews, they just get too mushy for me. I had 2 packages of soup bones in the freezer I wanted to use up, they had a lot of meat on them so just used that for the meat, it was fall of the bone tender, & really flavorful. We really enjoyed this & my elderly neighbor will too when we take him some tomorrow. Thanks Ziggy!

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SammiCat February 28, 2009

This is sooooo.... good. Used frozen mixed veggies... I have stomach cancer & have trouble holding food down. Believe me, I ate more of this than anything I've been able to eat in a long time. Thank you, ziggy, for sharing a heart warming (& stomach settling) soup. I'm very grateful.

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Jitter_Bug January 16, 2009

Loved it! And so did our neighbors.

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Faithberry78 December 12, 2008

I don't view a 3-star review as a negative review. This is, as another reviewer said, a very nice soup. I would make it again but it isn't a "WOW" soup to our tastes. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Salesgirl May 12, 2008

This was a very nice soup. I like barley, so I doubled it. Nice and easy soup to make, and it will last my family of 3 for a while!

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Meg Sweetland Baker April 06, 2008

This is a really good-for-you, old fashioned soup. And so easy! I omitted the thyme and tomatoes as I didn't have any on hand, and this is great. My husband loves it and has it in a thermos on cold days. Don't be afraid of all that paprika! It makes it!!

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brhobkirk January 11, 2008

Excellent soup. I made this last winter and I can't wait to make it again.

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Melody L. September 26, 2007

Thank-you. This made a very good soup on a very chilly ND day!

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Kate57 October 30, 2006
Barley Beef Vegetable Soup