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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 133.1
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.2 mg
  • Sodium: 573.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Moms Famous Beef Barley Soup

Submitted by: JEEP_GIRL
Moms Famous Beef Barley Soup

Introduction

Easy to make, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand already.
My mom use to make this in our family restaurant; it always sold out quickly!
Easy to make, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand already.
My mom use to make this in our family restaurant; it always sold out quickly!

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1/2 cup Carrots chopped
    1/2 cup Celery chopped
    1/2 cup Onions chopped
    1 tbs Butter
    4 cups Beef broth
    4 cups Water
    1lb beef (steak, chuck, stew meat, or whatever leftovers you have)
    1 (14.5oz) can of diced tomatoes
    3/4 cup Barley (use quick-cook if you prefer)
    1 tsp Salt (or less if you prefer)
    1 tsp Pepper, black
    1/2 tsp Basil
    1/2 tsp Oregano

Directions

In soup kettle or dutch oven, saute carrot, celery and onion in butter until tender (about 5 minutes).

Add the broth, water, beef, tomatoes, barley, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer until barley is tender (about 20 minutes for quick-cook, about an hour for regular).



Makes 12 servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHYTEETEE.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this and LOVED it. I wanted to try another recipe BUT my husband said "WHY" you found the right one the first time. Yes, as always it is better the second day . Good the first day, too. - 3/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was fantastic! However...it does not serve even close to 12 people. I doubled the ingredients (except for the liquid and only used 1.5 cups of water with the beef broth) and got 5 servings. - 12/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I just got finished eating this and I was not expecting this to be as good as it was. Excellent flavor. I did everything as the recipe except that I decreased the water by 1 cup. I used chuck and it was tough so I might try a better cut of beef next time. I WILL make this again! - 12/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Added a zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans and a tin of corn. Using my slow cook, but already the flavourings are fantastic. - 5/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Our whole family loved this soup (including two Korean exchange students who are not always easy to please!). I browned lean ground turkey and used it in place of the beef. I'll be making this on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing! - 4/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this today while I was snowed in, so I had to use what I had on hand. It came out pretty good, but next time I'll make sure to get a better cut of beef. Overall, 4 stars for how my soup came out, and 5 stars for how I expect it would come out if made properly. - 2/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy. I had my husband make a double batch. Perfect fall meal. Loved it! - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tell Mom thanks, this was very good. My picky eater actual tried some and ate the whole bowl. - 4/2/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added fennel bulb and less barley. Great soup. - 4/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good :) And great for someone watching their carbs :) - 11/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent, I added 2 diced potatoes and a chopped parsnip. I will make this again. - 3/4/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good soup. I didn't have time to thaw beef, so just did a veggie variety with barley and broth. Still very flavorful - 1/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A great soup! I added fresh mushrooms. Will certainly make this again. - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and easy to make. It also didn't require me to go shopping for any "exotic" ingredients I won't use again. I will be freezing the leftovers. - 10/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonight, and I must say that this recipe creates a divine soup, I will definately make this soup again! - 9/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner last night. I made a couple minor changes. I would most definately make this again. - 5/2/09

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  • Loved it. Used 1/2 pound of stew beef which I precooked and added more veggies including half a package of spinach that was looking sort of sad. Mushrooms would be good too. It made exactly 12 cups of soup which is a serving to me. Good recipe. - 3/25/14

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  • I use London Broil when I find it on sale. I cube the meat and brown it in a little olive oil then simmer for 1 hour to tenderize the meat! Delicious! My families favorite on a cold night! - 11/7/13

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  • This is a perfect soup that is a meal. Just finished making it and will definitely make it again! - 10/7/13

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  • We love it. It takes us longer than 15 min. to prepare.Even with two of us cutting veggies. We always use super lean ground beef, no oregano, potatoes & cabbage. To us, it is never complete without being served with rye bread, preferably dark.
    My mother, an assistant chef, taught me to make this. - 8/23/13

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  • I made this soup last night and my husband and I really loved it!I think the reason why people are ending up with different numbers of portions is that the barley soaks up more and more liquid the longer it sits. I measured out 10 one cup portions as soon as it was done. - 5/21/13

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  • This recipe was AMAZING! My boyfriend doesn't even like barley or celery, but I still made him try it and he loved it too! - 4/12/13

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  • I have made this several times and my whole family loves it and there is always more than enough for two meals for a family of four with two teenagers so I would say we get close to 12 servings. Obviously if you cut back on the liquid you don't end up with as much soup. :>) - 3/1/13

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  • My 13 year old son approves and that's the critical test. Anything he agrees to eat again must be good. It was very filling and warmed me up on this 10 degree day. - 1/22/13

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  • Hearty, filling, but I only got 8 servings. Also added red pepper and zucchini for more healthy veggies. Will definitely make again and again.
    - 1/20/13

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