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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 76.7
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 128.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Submitted by: GLASSGIRL
Mushroom Barley Soup

Introduction

Good as a light lunch or add beef to make a hearty stew. Good as a light lunch or add beef to make a hearty stew.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/3 cup uncooked pearl barley
    6-1/2 cups water
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 med. onion, chopped
    1 green pepper, chopped
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 lb (approx. 4 cups) fresh mushrooms, sliced
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    3 tbsp dry sherry (about 2-2.5 oz)
    1-1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions

Simmer (covered) the barley in 1-1/2 cups of the water for 20-30 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet; saute' the onion and green pepper on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic, mushrooms and salt.
Cover and cook 10-12 minutes.
Stir in the soy sauce, sherry, and Worcestershire sauce.
Add everything to the barley; add the remaining 5 cups of water. (You can add some pepper, if you like.)
Simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.
Yum.







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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    A bit time-consuming, but makes plenty of left-overs. I also added carrots and celery to the soup. I doubled the amount of barely. It was very hearty and delicious! I would probably add a bit more garlic and maybe even more barley. It was GREAT! - 1/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is very good! I too added dairy (yogurt) to make it creamy; however you could add 1/4 c. LF sour cream. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Tried this one today and love it! I added dry, non-fat milk and cornstarch to make it a creamy mushroom soup as well. My husband says this is one to keep and make again. Thanks much. - 1/14/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I needed to double both the soy sauce (I used the lighter sodium kind) and the worteshire sauce because the soup was pretty bland at first. I don't like green bell peppers so I added celery and carrots. Will definitely make this soup over and over again - 2/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    LOVED this soup! I substituted carrots for the green pepper & threw in a dash more of the worcestershire. My family raved about it! - 4/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love it. I used beef broth to substitute for the sherry and used Mrs. Dash seasoning instead of salt. I love it because you can add anything to it. I added some carrots and peas. Yummy!!! - 12/3/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night. It was good, but a little bland. I needed to add more salt and definitely pepper. I also thought that more barley would enhance the soup. Thanks for the recipe! - 2/24/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just made this and it is wonderful. I didn't have sherry so i substituted beef broth and it was very tasty. - 11/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum, yum, double yum! We loved this! Perfect for a rainy day dinner. The only changes I'll make next time are to double the barley and add some red pepper flakes. - 9/18/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I skipped the soy sauce, worcertshire and salt and added a couple tablespoons of dried basil. My family loved it and it will be something I make often. - 7/25/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious. I added additional barley and mushrooms. For flavor I added a little beef broth and Crazy Jane's mixed up salt. Very filling yet low in calories! - 3/3/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds tasty. I'd add carrot, maybe leek and potato. Kale would be lovely.
    If using soy sauce, leave out the salt (unless adding loads extra greens).
    Maybe swap dry sherry for some balsamic vinegar, just for a change.
    If you like it thicker, add some orange lentils - they boil down really quickly - 12/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this. Very satisfying! - 12/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is my new favorite recipe for mushroom soups, and I have tried many. Thanks for sharing it. - 4/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent soup! I added 4 c beef broth and used as first course. Omitted sherry & salt. Used 1/2 tsp black pepper. Gave a strong pepper flavor. Try a little balsamic vinegar. Enhances flavor. DH disagrees, but recommends more barley. Replace some water w/ nf evaporated milk to make it creamy. - 3/10/09

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  • I agree with several of the other posters that the taste was a bit bland. It could have benefitted from a richer liquid, like vegetable or beef stock, and I would have doubled or maybe even tripled the amount of barley. But you sure can't beat the low calorie count. - 4/21/13

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  • Very flavorful. Used baby Bella and white mushrooms. Added 1 lb. browned beef cubes, then 1/4 c yogurt @ serving. Next time I'll omit the beef. Yogurt is a must - it completed the flavors of this soup, which otherwise was bland. - 2/24/13

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  • This is delicious! - 1/5/13

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  • This was delicious. - 1/4/13

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  • Delicious! - 12/26/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Two of my favorites........Mushrooms and Barley. This is yummy!!!!! Thank You. - 12/22/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this tomorrow, looks great. - 11/4/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks great! - 6/1/10

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    ok base soup I would add a bit of meat or a ton of mixed mushrooms to give it a bit more pazazz and top it off with a bit of grated cheese. - 5/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yumm and I love the fact that it's low in calories and sodium. Cannot wait to try it! - 2/23/09

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