Beef And Barley Soup: Soup like this is just what you need on a chilly winter day. It’s packed with delicious taste and will keep you satisfied for hours. Even the little ones will appreciate it!
Beef And Barley Soup
This is a delightful soup! Delicious and healthy! If you love soup with barley in it, you’ll surely appreciate this soup! You can throw a big batch and freeze some for later.
If you desire, you can also set this soup up in your crockpot or slow cooker! Add everything in your crock pot including the browned beef, and set it to cook for 4 – 6 hours on low.
This soup is chock-full of nutritious veggies with tender beef, and do not forget the plump barley! This soup is already a complete meal on its own.
What You Need To Make Beef And Barley Soup:
- Boneless chuck roast trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- Pre-sliced mushrooms – 8-ounce
- Beef base (this is different than beef broth and it is a base that makes beef broth)
- Bay leaf
- Pearl barley
- Black pepper
Barley is one of the main ingredients in this recipe. It is a grain very similar in size and texture to brown rice. There are a lot of barley varieties, but the most common is pearl barley.
To make this recipe gluten-free (you should use this ingredient instead):
- Quinoa and buckwheat are great substitutes for pearl barley. You can also use sorghum grain. Soak the sorghum grain in water overnight, covered. Drain and rinse the next day before using.
Steps To Make Beef And Barley Soup
Step 1: In a non-stick pan, cook the beef while stirring often until browned.
Step 2: In a crockpot, transfer the browned beef. Next, add the carrot, celery, onion, mushrooms, beef base, water, garlic, and bay leaf.
Step 3: Set to cook for 1 hour on High.
Step 4: After an hour, add the pearl barley. Adjust to low heat and cook further until the veggies and beef are tender.
Step 5: Season with salt and pepper.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if the soup thickened after cooling?
If the soup becomes too thick after cooling, simply add more broth (or water).
How to store
Keep the soup in the fridge for up to 3 – 4 days, making sure to store it in an airtight container.
To freeze, place the soup into a large freezer bag, seal it, and freeze flat for up to 3 months. Or for individual portions, keep the soup in freezer-safe jars. Thaw before reheating.
Beef And Barley Soup
Beef and Barley Soup is a very comforting dish. A hearty, healthy soup packed with veggies, tender beef, and pearl barley.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 10 servings 1x
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: American
1 lb boneless chuck roast trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2/3 c. onion chopped
1 package pre-sliced mushrooms 8-oz.
1 c. uncooked pearl barley
2 tablespoons beef base (this is different than beef broth it is a base that makes beef broth)
8–10 c. water
1 1/2 c. carrots thinly sliced
1 1/2 c. celery thinly sliced
1 large bay leaf
1 tablespoon garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Cook the beef while stirring often in a non-stick fry pan until browned.
Transfer the browned beef to a crockpot. Then, add the veggies: carrot, celery, onion, and mushrooms. Toss in the beef base, water, garlic, and bay leaf.
For an hour, cook on High.
Then, add the pearl barley. Adjust the heat to low and cook the veggies and beef further until tender. To taste, season with salt and pepper.
Remove the bay leaf and discard.
How To Make it Gluten free
Pearl barley can be substituted with quinoa, buckwheat, or sorghum grain.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 150
- Sugar: 2.2 g
- Sodium: 181.8 mg
- Fat: 2.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 20 g
- Protein: 12.1 g
- Cholesterol: 26.8 mg
Keywords: Beef And Barley Soup
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