Chunky Mushroom Barley Soup

"I love mushrooms and this soup is quite good"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Heat oil in a large pot. Add mushrooms and onions and cook stirring for about 8 Minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Stir in the flour.
  • Add the broth in a steady stream, mixing continuously to blend with the flour.
  • Add Barley, Bay Leaf and simmer on low, covered, for 30-40 minutes until the barley is cooked.
  • Discard bayleaf and season to taste.

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  1. I quadrupled the recipe. My supermarket had mushrooms on I took advantage of the bargain. Being Ukrainian, I was raised on anything mushrooms. I gave some to my brother, whose wife only makes soup out of a can, he raved about it!!!<br/>I too, tweaked the recipe. I added seasoned salt, garlic powder and used butter. A keeper! Thanx KZB
  2. This is one of my favorite soup recipes. I enjoy making it as much as I enjoy eating it. I usually double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe. And there's never any leftovers.
  3. Delicious soup. Incredibly easy recipe for such good results. I did add at least an extra cup of broth. I will be making this many more times. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
  4. This was a tasty easy recipe to prepare for lunch. I think I prefer beef stock instead of chicken, but it was still good as is, Thanks!
  5. Awesome soup! So easy and delicious! Just added 1 tsp. garlic powder and a cup of chopped celery. I let is simmer on low for 2 hrs and it thickened up nicely.<br/>Thanks for posting a great mushroom soup!


  1. This was a tasty easy recipe to prepare for lunch. I think I prefer beef stock instead of chicken, but it was still good as is, Thanks!
  2. I love barley and mushrooms and I thought it was perfect as is! It is light enough that the mushroom flavor really stands out. For those who want more pronounced flavors try using baby bella mushrooms and beef broth instead of chicken broth.
  3. This was very good, but needed a few adjustments for our taste. I added 2 teaspoons of chicken base instead of salt, a little light cream and thickened it up a bit more with cornstarch and water. I also began with 12 oz. mushrooms since we love them. It turned out so well I made a second batch the next day.
  4. Great soup Karen! I used butter in place of oil, added in fresh minced garlic and added in cayenne pepper. The perfect amount of barley in this, just delicious! Thanks so much...Kitten:)


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