Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup

Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup

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"The best beef barley soup. Thickens with just the barley. Tastes best in the slow cooker. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and with a salad."

Ingredients 5 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 512 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 512 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 29.7 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 884 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a slow cooker, combine beef, water, bouillon, onion, tomato sauce, barley, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 5 hours.
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pawprints
2/13/2006

This recipe is YUMMY!!!! I made it on a Friday, but then my husband walked in with a pizza for supper. So we had the pizza instead. (I did sample the soup and it was good but a little thin and needed some additional spices. I added some thyme and garlic powder - much better.) Anyways, I put the soup away to eat the next day. On Saturday when I took it out, it was way thicker and was REALLY GOOD. Everybody loved it. There was one serving left over which I had for breakfast on Sunday, and I must say that Sunday was the best day for it yet. The tate and texture were outstanding. One thing I might do differently next time would be to use round steak cubes rather than chuck so the meat would be more tender. This was no fault of the recipe, I just like softer beef in my soups. I will definitely be making this again.

squeaky6
11/11/2006

Just wonderful! I did add a bit of red wine,fresh thyme, bay leaf, minced garlic, and carrots to the beef broth. I also browned the beef before I put everything into the crockpot. Thank You!

KaylynsDad
12/30/2003

Great Thick soup that was easy to prepare. Various vegies can be added to taste(carrots,celery,etc) and additional broth or reduced barley for a thinner soup. Garlic and thyme are great additions.