Classic Beef-Barley Soup

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is great crock pot soup recipe. I found it on the internet under Southern U.S. Cuisine back in 2000 & have been using it ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground meat or beef bones (I'll usually throw in a marrow bone too, for the great flavor), onion & garlic in skillet. Transfer meat mixture to crockpot; add barley & remaining ingredients. Cover & cook on high 1 hour then on low 5-6 hours.
  2. This soup tastes just like the kind your Grandmother used to make. It's delicious -- .
Most Helpful

Very good soup. I used a little less tomatoes, family preference. Next time I may use two cans of tomato soup to make up the difference, just to give the flavor a little boost. This feels so "hearty" for a fall day! Made for 3 Chefs Challenge, November 2009, thanks for posting!

HisPixie November 13, 2009