Beef and Barley Soup II

Beef and Barley Soup II


"It is amazing that only a few ingredients can turn into something so wonderful as this. Remember, as it sits, it will thicken."


servings 353 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 143 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large stock pot bring beef stock to a gentle boil. Add beef and barley, reduce to simmer, cover and cook at least 1 hour.
  2. Check the barley, as to how soft it is. You made need to add more beef stock if to much evaporates.
  3. Add ground pepper to taste. Cook until soup reaches desired thickness.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I didn't have beef broth so I used water, 2 beef bouillon cubes and a packet of dry onion soup mix. I only used about a cup of barley because a whole bag seemed like way too much. I also added 3...

I found this recipe excellent, I added 2 cups of diced carrots,1 cup diced celery, 1 onion diced,one yellow pepper diced and about 4 cups of beef diced,2 liters of Campbells beef broth and added...

My husband gives it 5 stars, but I didn't find it as tasty so it averages to 4 stars. It's even better if you follow the suggestions below of adding the veggies and only ONE cup of barley. For...

Good base, added some veggies, onion, carrots, but was still a little bland for my taste, decided to try a little trick I noticed at resturant and add a little soy sauce, OMG it went from a 3 st...

Very easy. I followed the recommendation to use 1c barley and added vegies. We used left over sirlon we had done on the grill. It was excellent!!

Easy to make. Next time I will put more meat and less barley. Better the 2nd day, but needed more broth.

Very simple and very tasty. Had some cooked striploin that I cut up small and added to this soup. Highly recommended whenever you have left-over cooked beef.

This was a great base. I added carrots, celery, onion,2 cloves of garlic, a bay leaf, and a pack of onion soup mix. As it thickened it turned nice and creamy. I made it at night to let it sit ov...

This recipe was so easy. I've made it many times since. We love it and its healthy too!