Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I was inspired by other beef barley soups, but didn't like the idea of the frozen vegetables taking away from the hearty flavors. This soup is extremely filling and WW friendly-only 3 pts!! (Calculated on WW site)


  1. Soak 2/3 cups barley overnight. Drain water, run fresh to rinse off, drain, and let sit until ready to use.
  2. In a large soup pot, combine ground beef, mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Cook until beef is ALMOST done.
  3. Add pre-soaked barley, thyme, black pepper, and stir till combined.
  4. Add tomatoes, beef broth, tomato sauce and bring to a boil.
  5. Bring to a strong boil for about 30 mins, covered.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer, continue to cook for 30 mins, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve and enjoy!