Beef & Barley Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by lilbitgabby

This has been a favorite recipe in our family for years.

Top Review by dianabanana

Great soup! I omitted the caraway seeds and used fresh mushrooms, but followed the rest of the recipe (hence the four stars - when I make substitutions, I don't feel I can give five stars because I haven't followed the recipe exactly). Quick, but it tasted like it had simmered for hours. Hubby had three helpings! A great winter treat. I will make again, and will adapt for the crockpot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut beef stew meat into bite size pieces.
  2. Cook beef and onion in 3 Tbs oil in large soup pot until beef is brown.
  3. Drain fat.
  4. Stir in the garlic and heat for another minute.
  5. Add the broth, water, barley, paprika, salt, caraway seed, and marjoram.
  6. Heat to boiling.
  7. Reduce heat.
  8. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Add the stewed tomatoes, mushrooms (with liquid), potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  10. Heat to boiling, reduce heat: cover and simmer until the vegetables are done to your taste. 30- 45 minutes.

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