Beef and Barley Soup (Crock Pot)

Total Time
11hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 11 hrs

This was an easy and delicious weeknight supper which was changed slightly for my family's tastes from a recipe from the local newspaper (which was adapted from Slow & Easy Recipes) Edited recipe per a review stating what to do with the beef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor puree tomatoes.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat heat the oil and then add the onions, beef, tomato paste, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Saute for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir in wine.
  4. Put mixture in crock pot.
  5. Stir in pureed tomatoes, broths, carrots, cabbage, soy sauce and barley.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook on low for 9-11 hours.
  8. Stir in parsley.
Most Helpful

This Did not turn out good at all. Not sure what happened. :-(

travler2130 January 28, 2013

If I was a very novice cook, I would not have understood the directions. No where in the directions did it say what to do with the meat. I browned the meat with the onions then added the thyme and the tomato paste. I also did not have any red wine, so I used water in its place. I also added a couple of bay leaves and some celery stalks along with the leaves. The soup along with a crusty roll makes a very hearty lunch or supper. Thanks for posting. I will definitely make this soup again. Very flavourful.

Chef Country Cook February 23, 2010

Really really good. The wine/tomato/thyme combo had us drooling. I used a partial bag of coleslaw mix and baby carrots, so there was minimal prep involved. Doubled the recipe with no problem. Next time, I will probably add more barley as another reviewer suggested. Delicious, easy, warming!

midnightmama October 28, 2009