Super Easy Slow-Cooker Vegetable Barley Beef Soup

Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is another one off the top of my head that is very difficult to screw up. I have a habit of making 1 dish meals, this is so hearty, it qualifies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the tomato paste in the water.
  2. Add the pineapple juice, soy sauce and beef base.
  3. If you do not have beef base, you may substitute 1 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp MSG, and 1 more tbsp soy sauce.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker, stir until evenly dispersed (the barley will sink).
  5. Heat on High until the beef is fully cooked.
  6. Lower heat to the low setting, and let it sit for two hours or longer.
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I was lucky enough to have chef -d make this for me. It was fabulous. It was almost thick enough to be a stew. The flavors blended together very nicely. It's very good comfort food. I would recommend this to anyone!

Chef Schellies November 10, 2006