Nif's Crock Pot Beef Barley Soup
A tasty, healthy crock pot recipe that you will love to come home to on those chilly days. This is also a great meal to freeze in individual servings to take to work or school. I like to actually rinse the ground beef after it's browned. It is extra lean, but I always think if you can lower the fat and it still tastes great, then why not? Enjoy!
- Ready In:
- 5hrs 30mins
- 1 1⁄2 lbs extra lean ground beef, browned and strained
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 3 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 (10 ounce) cans consomme
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes (diced or chopped)
- 1 (10 ounce) can tomato soup
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup pot barley or 1/2 cup pearl barley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- black pepper, freshly ground to taste
- Place all ingredients in crock pot and stir.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
- Remove the bay leaf and enjoy with a crusty roll.
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Whenever I taste a recipe that I know will become a staple in my household, I put it into my best-of-the-file. This recipe is being added! Delicious!! I used ground turkey and chicken broth instead of the beef versions and it worked beautifully. I put everything into the crockpot (on high) before going on errands with my daughter. When we got back, the house was filled with a wonderful aroma. This soup hit the spot on a cold fall day. The flavors are wonderful. Pure comfort food. Thank you! Made for Went to the Market tag game in the Cooking Tag Games forums.
Great soup to have on the chilly days we have been having. I used ground round, packaged matchstick carrots, a box of beef broth, and petite diced tomatoes. Since I could only find quick cooking barley I added it to the soup towards the end of cooking. Bought a loaf of sourdough bread and enjoyed! Thank you Nif for posting this recipe that I will be making again! Made and reviewed for Please Review My Recipe tag game.