Barley Burger Main Course Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a wonderful soup!! I sometimes will substitute 1 Lb. Beef Sirloin but in cubes for this soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a kettle. Saute onion until they are translucent, stir in garlic and mushrooms and cook 1 minute.
  2. Meanwhile brown hamburger or beef cubes. Drain.
  3. Add beef to onion mixture. Stir in tomatoes and their juice, the consomme and 4 Cups of water, barley, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, pepper and mixed vegetables.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made half the recipe, omitted the mushrooms and tomatoes, but added tomato juice for flavor. This made it more soup than stew, and it's a wonderful warmer-upper! Served with homemade bread this was very filling. Thanks for posting Karen. Made for I Recommend Tag.

ElaineAnn November 29, 2010

Very good soup/stew. I didn't have beef consomme so I used beef broth and just used less water. I also used the sirloin, cut in cubes. It still turned out wonderful. Thanks for this one. I will try some of your other ones -- I've saved quite a few, they sound so good.

nemokitty January 26, 2009

Very hearty and delicious soup! I made as stated only I increased the garlic up to 3 tablespoons and I browned it with the ground beef, if you omitted just a little of the water this could be served as a stew it it very thick and filling even as a soup. thanks Karen!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 22, 2006