Melanie's Beef Barley Soup

Melanie's Beef Barley Soup


"This soup will warm you up and fill you up too."


servings 404 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 28g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Season beef stew chunks with salt and pepper to taste. Place seasoned beef in a large soup pot. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and saute for 5 minutes on high heat. Remove meat. Add 2 more tablespoons of oil to pot and add onions, carrots and mushrooms. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add garlic and thyme to pot and saute for 3 more minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth and 3 cups of water to pot. Add the frozen mixed vegetables, potatoes and barley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir all together and bring to a boil. Cover pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
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  1. 58 Ratings


This soup was so good I couldn't sit still and eat it! I am a picky eater however and I don't care for lots of things so I left out the mushrooms, thyme and mixed vegies, I just added extra car...

My family loved this! I did make some slight changes though. I omitted the frozen vegetables and instead added a handful of fresh string beans snapped into small pieces. I also added a tables...

Really nice soup. I didn't use mushrooms (hubby hates them) and I honestly didn't miss them. I did find that the beef taste needed a bit of a boost so right at the end of cooking I added a sho...

i thought this soup was really good. i cooked the barley first because i didn't have the quick cooking kind. i also added some celery and a little more chicken broth at the end because i thought...

My husband says he’s a meat and potato man. He says soup doesn’t fill him up. He likes this!!!! I sauté the vegetable along with the meat and warm the broth in the same pan to use the drippings....

As with all recipes, I first try them 'as is' even if I've read other reviewers' comments. The soup is thick, almost no broth, not as flavorful and the beef is still chewy though the vegies are ...

I used 4 cups of beef broth instead of the water.

Great recipe. We loved it. A definite keeper. No need to change anything.

doubled the broth and it was still stewy, so added a little more while it simmered and voila, soupy. sweet potato instead of white, added celery and parsley and oregano. turned out very colourfu...