Best Beef Barley Soup

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

This is one of my favourite recipes for leftover roast beef - its delicious on a cold winter night!!If you don't have leftover beef, substitute with 1 lb of extra-lean ground beef, to be cooked with the onions. "Demi glace" or "au jus" can be found with the prepackaged gravies & sauces in the supermarket - you just won't get the same great flavour if you omit it!!

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  1. Heat oil in large Dutch oven.
  2. Saute onions and garlic.
  3. Add veggies and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add broth, water and barley.
  5. Cover the pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Add Worcestershire, spices and beef.
  7. Stir in demi-glace.
  8. Lower heat and simmer for 30- 45 minutes or until veggies and barley are tender.