Oma's Barley Soup

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Recipe by Chef 495452

This recipe is from my Oma (grandmother in German). She was from a town in Austria and I must say one of the best cooks. I have started making some of the recipes she had written down and this soup is by far one of my family's favorite memories of her and her best cooking. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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  1. In a soup pot, boil the barley in 2 quarts of soup stock, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Cook vegetable in separate pot to your own satisfaction (hard or soft).
  3. Then put them into the barley soup. If soup becomes too thick, add water.
  4. Leftover beef, smoked Ham or sausage (smoked butt is the best) can be cut up into small pieces and added to the soup before serving.
  5. **I like to simmer on low for a couple hours and continue to stir it.

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