Heartwarming Beef-Barley Soup

"Enjoy this beef, mushroom, and barley soup now and then freeze individual servings to enjoy later."
Heartwarming Beef-Barley Soup created by IngridH
Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • Trim fat from meat, cut meat into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • In a Dutch oven combine meat, water, broth, celery, mushrooms, carrots, onion, salt, rosemary, pepper, and garlic and bring to boiling, reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until meat is tender, if necessary, skim fat.
  • Stir in tomato paste and barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until barley is done.

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  1. Deantini
    I like everything about this recipe. It is indeed heartwarming, healthy and flavourful. I mostly followed the recipe and ingredients except for browning the meat with the spices, then added the veggies to let them brown along for 5 min and then added the liquid. I did not add tomato paste because I like the broth runny. Thanks for sharing.
  2. mama smurf
    What a delicious and comfort food for a cold rainy day. I did cut the recipe in half for the two of us and used regular barley in step two like a previous reviewer. DH totally enjoyed this soup with a slice of french bread. Thank you for posting and will make this again. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag game.
  3. adopt a greyhound
    Made a half recipe for the two of us with a little left over. Loved all the veggies and the flavors blended wonderfully. Will make this one often.
  4. duonyte
    Easy soup for a fall day. I had to use up some ground beef, so pressed it into nuggets. I browned them, which helped them stay together. I poured off the fat, then added the veggies and browned them a bit. Added the broth and water, stirring up the fond. Used no salt, the broth was salty enough. Did add a bay leaf. Also, I added some dried mushrooms which I rehydrated and used the soaking water for part of the liquid. I used regular barley and just added it earlier to the soup. Very satisfying.
  5. breezermom
    Heartwarming Beef-Barley Soup Created by breezermom



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