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    Best-ever Beef Barley Soup

    Best-ever Beef Barley Soup. Photo by GaylaJ

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    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    NoSpringChicken's Note:

    Soups are my very favorite thing to cook! Many great soup recipes have been collected over the 57 years I've been cooking.....and this is one of the best. It is easy and the catsup gives it a unique taste that everyone, kids especially, seem to really like. The recipe came from a daughter, who is a great cook.....Sarahloves2cook.

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    1. 1
      In Dutch oven or soup pot, saute ground beef until it loses its red color, breaking it up as it cooks.
    2. 2
      (I use a two-tined cooking fork.) Add all other ingredients.
    3. 3
      Simmer for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
    4. 4
      Adjust seasonings, if necessary.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 23, 2010


      Excellent soup with a hearty consistency. Love the barley in it. Added a few handfuls of spinach just because I had was great. Also used a leftover beef roast for the beef component and added a few chopped potatoes. This one is a keeper; thanks for sharing. One of the rare soups I don't find too salty for my low-sodium lifestyle, yet very flavorful.

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    • on June 16, 2009


      Love the soup, very hearty. Don't know where to find a 38 oz. can of tomatoes so I use a 28 oz. can or 2-16 oz. cans (maybe why mine seems so hearty). The ketchup gives it a subtle but familiar flavor. Didn't seem like enough barley but one cup is too much, I wouldn't go over 3/4 cup. OK with ground turkey too.

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    • on February 23, 2008


      absolutely delicious! made in the crockpot, cooking on low for eight hours. will definitely make again. found i only had about 10oz of ground beef and was lovely all the same. an extremely economical, child friendly meal. thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Best-ever Beef Barley Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (448 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 290.6
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 55.5 mg
    Sodium 1213.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    Sugars 7.7 g
    Protein 22.6 g

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