2bleu's Beef Barley Soup (Or Chicken Barley Soup)

Recipe by 2Bleu
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Preparing Barley: Like all grains, before cooking barley, rinse it thoroughly under running water and then remove any dirt or debris that you may find.
  • In a large dutch oven heat oil over medium heat, Add meat and garlic. Cook until meat is browned; drain if necessary.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally until barley and carrots are tender and fully cooked.
  • Season to taste with additional salt & black pepper and serve. NOTES: Add more water if soup becomes too thick upon standing. Pearl barley takes a minimum of 1 hour to cook, whereas hulled barley takes 1.5 hours or more.