Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs
A tasty, healthy crock pot recipe that you will love to come home to on those chilly days. This is also a great meal to freeze in individual servings to take to work or school. I like to actually rinse the ground beef after it's browned. It is extra lean, but I always think if you can lower the fat and it still tastes great, then why not? Enjoy!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs extra lean ground beef, browned and strained
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 3 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 (10 ounce) cans consomme
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes (diced or chopped)
- 1 (10 ounce) can tomato soup
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup pot barley or 1⁄2 cup pearl barley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- black pepper, freshly ground to taste
- Place all ingredients in crock pot and stir.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
- Remove the bay leaf and enjoy with a crusty roll.
Great soup to have on the chilly days we have been having. I used ground round, packaged matchstick carrots, a box of beef broth, and petite diced tomatoes. Since I could only find quick cooking barley I added it to the soup towards the end of cooking. Bought a loaf of sourdough bread and enjoyed! Thank you Nif for posting this recipe that I will be making again! Made and reviewed for Please Review My Recipe tag game.
Whenever I taste a recipe that I know will become a staple in my household, I put it into my best-of-the-file. This recipe is being added! Delicious!! I used ground turkey and chicken broth instead of the beef versions and it worked beautifully. I put everything into the crockpot (on high) before going on errands with my daughter. When we got back, the house was filled with a wonderful aroma. This soup hit the spot on a cold fall day. The flavors are wonderful. Pure comfort food. Thank you! Made for Went to the Market tag game in the Cooking Tag Games forums.
Delicious!!! I used beef broth, petite diced tomatoes and left out the tomato soup. So easy and SO good! Made for Zaar 1-2-3 Hits Tag Game 2012.