Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup

Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup


"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."


5 h 10 m servings 512 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • 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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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 212 Ratings


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 an...

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!

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 addition...

This recipe is so incredibly easy - my family loved it. It's very healthy, and that's a big plus. I added carrots and celery at the beginning, and also sliced fresh mushrooms the last hour. N...

I cooked my barley according to package directions, rinsed with water and added it to the soup an hour before serving. Cooking and rinsing takes the starch out and it won't over thicken soup.Add...

Great recipe! I love the way it thickens up and the beef is so tender. I did add celery, carrots, onions, and garlic. Also added a bit of red wine. Very good and filling.

I was looking for a good beef and barley recipe and this just didn't suit me. The barley soaked up all the flavor from the tomatoes, I don't care for tomatoes but put them in anyway. It really d...

This is just what I was looking for. A beef barley soup that is self-thickening and has a wonderful hearty taste that kids and adults love. All you need is a salad and crusty french bread. Yu...

Delicious! I added extra onion, and stirred in some fresh spinach right before serving to increase the vegetables, and it was great.