Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I combined parts of several different recipes and came up with this soup that I've been making for years. As much as I hate cold weather, I'm always kind of happy to see it arrive just so I can fix this soup for dinner. I usually serve it with crusty sourdough rolls for a wonderfully satisfying comfort meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove visible fat from beef and cut into small pieces.
  2. Brown meat (in 1 tsp olive oil if desired).
  3. Add onions and mushrooms and saute for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for at least 2 hours.
  5. You can add some water if soup gets too thick.
  6. Pour into bowls and serve.
Most Helpful

My family LOVED this soup. I thank you very much for posting this recipe. The only change I made was adding more water.

breahudson November 21, 2008

Just the greatest soup for a cold day. My family really likes it and always asks for seconds. The tabasco adds to the flavor and I have found I add it to other soups as well

amoraes2 December 12, 2006

We really liked this. It was wonderfully rich and savory. I made it as directed. Thank you for sharing.

looneytunesfan January 19, 2006