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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 202.7
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.9 mg
  • Sodium: 273.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 13.7 g

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Beef Barley Soup


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Introduction

Vegetables, barley, and beef make this soup a full meal in itself. Vegetables, barley, and beef make this soup a full meal in itself.

Ingredients

    • 4 cups water
    • 2 beef bullion cubes
    • 1 medium potato, cubed
    • 1 medium onion, cubed
    • 1/2 bag frozen mixed vegetables
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic powder
    • 1/2 pound boneless beef cut into cubes
    • 1 cup quick cooking barley
    • cracked pepper to taste

Directions

1. In large pot add water, beef bullion cubes (dissolved in a small amount of the water, heated in separate cup), and all the ingredients except the barley. Cook approximately 30 minutes at a minimum heat, or until meat is fully cooked and potatoes are soft.



2. Add the quick cooking barley and cook another 15 minutes. Serve hot. Add salt to taste.



Makes 8 servings.








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  • Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy, but I would start with browning the beef. That little bit of carmelization adds soooo much flavor. I'm adding it to my recipe book. - 9/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    loved it! My husband liked it so much he ate it all in 2 days, and insisted that I make another pot. thanks, will make this often, it is so easy! I did add a can of low sodium fat free broth, it was delicious... - 12/13/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    The soup came out thick and hearty, My Husband loved it. It also froze well. Next time we are going to try cutting out the potato and adding more veggies. I think this might be a new house hold standard on the menue rotation. - 3/1/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very quick and easy - even for me. My husband and I both loved it. I made some slight changes and used two medium potatoes, 3 bullion cubes, 5 cups of water, some garlic clove rather than powder, parsley, sprinkle of red pepper, and some greek seasoning. Would definitely make again. - 10/17/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I tried this one yesterday. I omitted the potatoes to make it a bit more "South Beach" friendly. It is a good receipe but I would recommend maybe 2 more cups of water to begin with, the barley absorbed most ot it and my soup ended up more like a stew. - 2/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved this! I had to add a can of beef broth when I added the barley -- must have put too much potato...It came out terrific! - 9/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Loved it. Some of the broth I used was leftover Pot Roast juice that I had in the refrig and had removed hardened fat from. - 9/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My 12 year old made this for us and we all loved it. It was so simple. There isn't a lot of liquid in the soup, it is very filling. Anyway, three thumbs up from here.
    Wanted to add: My husband was pleased to see this again the next day. So hearty, and great for kids to make. - 9/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    added a can of tomatos and green chili.... adds a little more liquid. Excellent! Thanks for the great recipe - 3/13/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh vegetables and added 1/2 tsp of basil and a bay leaf. It was delicious. - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Not a lot of liquid but very tastey and very filling -- I will fefinitely make this again. - 9/17/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We really liked the soup. Very tasty. - 10/31/08

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Making in a Slow Cooker hope it turns out just as good - 9/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love beef barley, I make it often. But I use beef stock and cut up fresh veggies instead of frozen. - 3/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We love this soup and make it often. It freezes well and its great to take to work to reheat. - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I love that it has mushrooms. - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very delicious! I accidently overcooked a roast and saved it by making it into this soup. I will definitely make again. - 3/1/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was very good. My family enjoyed it. In addition to the ingredients listed here, I added fresh chopped tomato and celery. Very tasty! - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It met my approval, but my husband thought it needed more taste. - 12/4/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The recipe sounds really good. I think I will use fresh vegetables instead of frozen. The idea of browning the meat first sounds like a great idea. - 9/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicous soup. I left the beef out, and the potato, but it was still great. - 7/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I don't care for mixed veggies, so I threw in a bag of frozen green beans. I made a loaf of home-made sunflower bread and it was a perfect match. This is a staple meal in my house now! Thanks so much! - 5/24/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

    I made this, it was easy & excellent, however it doesn’t say how much a serving size is.......
    - 3/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A definite favorite of mine...and my whole family! - 3/14/08

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We liked it, but I used low fat, low-sodium beef broth & added mushrooms. I think reducing the sodium so much made it kind of bland- my boo boo - 3/13/08

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