Beef and Barley Soup

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by jorgydee

Just plain good comfort food. A bowl of this with a slice of homemade bread and your in heaven. Takes a bit of time to make but is worth the effort.

Top Review by Torachef 1997

I omitted the alphagetti -- used low sodium stewed tomatoes -- but using this basic structure I enjoyed the recipe a lot and will make this again. Thanks so much for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 lbs beef bones with marrow
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 10 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons of dry beef base (to taste)
  • 12 cup pearl barley
  • 1 12 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups mixed small cubed vegetables (carrot, corn, beans, turnips etc.)
  • 2 cups small cubed potatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Heinz Alphaghetti, pasta alphabets in tomato sauce


  1. Heat oil in stockpot.
  2. Add soup bones.
  3. Cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Add water and garlic.
  5. Simmer on med/low for 1 - 1.5 hours.
  6. Remove soup bones from stock, reserve stock.
  7. Cool soup bones and remove meat.
  8. Strain stock.
  9. Return stock and meat to stockpot.
  10. If more water is needed add now to equal approximately 10 cups.
  11. Add beef soup base and barley, simmer on med. until barley is almost tender (20 mins.).
  12. Add remaining vegetables.
  13. Simmer, covered, until tender.
  14. Remove from heat and stir in can of Heinz Alpha Getti.
  15. NOTE: To shorten prep. time can use left over beef roast and gravy.
  16. OPT: Can add 2 cups stewed tomatoes when you add remaining vegetables.

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