33 Reviews

I am not going to rate this being I made changes as I started the recipe as written - then thought as it cooked for more flavor to add 1 tsp of chipolte in adobe sauce and a tablespooon of tomato paste because I didn't like the color of the sauce, and did use ground turkey. My husband loved it and called it "hardy". I thought it was OK. Made a half recipe and yes makes at least 4 to 5 servings. Always better warmed as a leftover and looking foward to it. Made #26110 biscuits to serve with. Easy and good!

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marcoandrita February 09, 2013

6qt crock. 2 cans beef broth 1.5c water to equal 5c liquid. 2 cans italian diced tomatoes. no potatoes. cooked overnight sans barley because i have quick-cook barley. added barley at very end. REALLY tasty! served with grilled cheese sandwiches.

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O-mama October 03, 2011

My 13 year old son ate 3 bowls of this and still begged for more! Definitely will make again. I made 1/2 the recipe and it made 8 bowls. I substituted an 8 oz can of tomato sauce for one of the cans of tomatoes. Delicious!

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jweiss61 January 20, 2010

This soup had great flavour! After 5 hours on high, the carrots & potatoes were cooked; but still "crunchy". They didn't turn to mush which i like. I added about 1/2 cup frozen corn. I took the suggestion of others & added the barley 2 hours before serving & the soup turned out GREAT!!! Love it!

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um-um-good December 23, 2009

Excellent stew. I added some frozen peas, left out the potatoes and used a 1lb flank steak that had been beaten to death and then cut into cubes. Cooked on high 4 hours and it was done. Made for ZWT4.

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JanuaryBride June 26, 2008

What a wonderful soup! I made it in my 6 quart crockpot. I added a little extra garlic because we love it. And I omitted the salt because there was plenty of it in the beef bouillon. I served it with warm whole wheat dinner rolls. Thank you for posting this recipe, it's a keeper!

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DesertRose15 January 02, 2008

This was so good. On a cold winter day, sure hit the spot and so easy to make. thanks

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Chef Stiles April 07, 2013

Delicious and simple. Perfect with crusty bread on a cold day. Used 2 cans of beef broth plus 1.25 cups of water instead of boullion with water.

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ladyginger January 05, 2013

Very filling! Just what was needed for a cold night with friends coming over. I made a couple different kinds of soup and everyone enjoyed this one, but it wasn't their favorite. I think I will make it again and try adding some of the tweeks mentioned by others- peas, red wine, tomato sauce.

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kda949 February 21, 2011
Hamburger Barley Stew (Crock Pot)