Beef Barley Soup – A comforting hearty bowl of soup made with carrots, celery, onions, lean beef and pearl barley.
Yield: 5 servings
4.69 from 16 votes

Beef Barley Soup

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
A comforting hearty bowl of soup made with carrots, celery, onions, lean beef and pearl barley.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs lean beef round stew meat
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 - 2 tsp kosher salt (to taste)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2/3 cup dry barley
  • fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a large heavy pot or dutch oven on medium heat.
  • Add oil and beef, season with a little salt and brown meat a few minutes.
  • When meat is browned, add carrots, onion, celery and garlic to the pot and give it a good stir.
  • Add water, salt and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  • When boiling, reduce heat to low and cover.
  • Simmer covered over low heat until the meat is soft, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
  • Add the barley, adjust the salt if needed and add fresh ground pepper.
  • Simmer an additional 30-35, remove bay leaves and serve.

Pressure cooker instructions:

  • Follow all the steps with the meat and carrots as instructed above, when you add the water, cover and lock the lid.
  • Cook in the pressure cooker for about 30 minutes on medium low heat.
  • Remove from heat and when the pressure cooker is cool enough to unlock the lid, remove and add barley. Cook an additional 30 minutes uncovered.

Notes

Makes 7 1/2 cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 336kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 453mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1.5g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 8