Crock Pot Beef Bacon and Barley Soup

"Good for a cold winter night Some good comfort soup"
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  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 12 lbs boneless beef steaks, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1 12 cups fresh baby carrots, cut in half length wise
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 14 cup uncooked regular pearl barley
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes seasoned with basil garlic & oregano, undrained
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar beef gravy


  • Cook bacon in large non stick skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  • Add Beef and onion salt and pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until beef is browned.
  • Into 4 quart crock pot layer potatoes, carrots, corn and barley. Top with beef mixture. Pour broth tomatoes and gravy over top. DO NOT STIR!
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Stir before serving.

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  1. kzbhansen
    Oh this was WONDERFUL!!!! I made as written except for adding more barley and using canned corn. Flavor was fabulous!!!! If I could rate 10 stars I would!!! Thanks for posting!!
  2. mama smurf
    Fixed this the other day for DH's father and his "girlfriend" and she just called to let me know it was delicious!! I fixed half the recipe and sent it over to them so I myself didn't get to try it. I will be making this again just for DH and I. I followed the directions and while cooking it smelled soooo gooood. Thank you and I will update when I get a sample. Made for Spring PAC 2010.
  3. Roxygirl in Colorado
    This was a delicious soup, Cathy Pete. Both my kids and enjoyed it, too, which is a big plus. The gravy made it a bit thicker than regular soup and gave it a slight tang to the flavor. I used lower salt beef broth. The barley was subtle but added a bit more texture. Thanks for posting and I'll look out for more of your recipes. Roxygirl



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