Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

An old fashioned stew that can be thinned and used as a soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. brown beef with onions in large pot.
  2. Add water once browned and bring to a boil.
  3. Add barley and remaining vegetables.
  4. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  5. Add beef soup base and bay leaves.
  6. Simmer until vegetables are at desired texture. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Most Helpful

My family loved this recipe. A nice way to get my family to eat barley. I look forward to making this recipe again.

BLUE ROSE September 27, 2009

A little too bland for us. . .I added onion soup mix and some Bloody Mary Mix and it was still not as flavorful as I would have liked. Made a LOT of stew, so I have plenty to freeze for a quick lunch another day. Made for PAC Fall 2008.

JanuaryBride September 22, 2008

A nice tasting stew, easy to make & definitely filling! Enjoyed the barley, which is something I don't usually have on hand! Easy to make & tasty ~ couldn't be better than that! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]

Sydney Mike April 30, 2008

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