English Beef Soup (Beef & Split Pea)

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

From THE MOUNT VERNON COOKBOOK, pg. 29. Storing overnight in the refrigerator improves flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cold water, top round cut in small pieces and salt in a 4-quart soup pot.
  2. Bring to a boil slowly, skim thorougly and add barley, split peas and peppercorns.
  3. Cover and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Add chopped onions, carrots and celery and simmer 1/2 hour longer, stirring frequently.
  5. To serve, sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Most Helpful

Fantastic soup! It doesn't look like much, but it is very savory and delicious even on the first night. I used only one onion and one tsp salt....and I didn't even have any carrots.

Debbie R. July 20, 2009