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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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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Nice Quick Soup, though the instructions for the heat level were little vague. Next time I will add more spices, but all in all pretty good. - 3/12/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    THIS IS A VERY FILLING MEAL WITH GREAT FLAVOR. ANOTHER SPARK MEMBER MADE THIS FOR THE OFFICE AND I WOULD DEFFENTLY MAKE THIS FOR MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS A DINNER OR SIDE DISH TO ACCOMPANY SUNDAY DINNERS AT MY PARENTS HOUSE. - 1/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This soup is fanastic, my husband loved it. I will definitely be making it again. - 9/17/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE barley! - 2/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Everybody liked this and wants it again! - 12/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I also woould brown the beef, delete the bullion cubes, and use fresh garlic,etc. - 3/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've looking for a new soup recipe...this one sounds delicious...will make this over the weekend...I could really see this as a crockpot recipe... - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good cold weather soup! - 3/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy yummy soup...I love soups!! - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious - 3/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love chunky soups!! Beef barley is my favorite. - 9/17/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is so quick and yummy. great last night when Ike came through town. - 9/14/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    THANKS, this is a good one. ME, I will have to add diced tomatoes! - 9/14/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My family loves it! - 9/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This looks great. I intend to make it tonight, but will switch the meat to chicken and also use chicken cubes. - 3/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good! A must try - 3/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I adjusted this a little bit to my taste, and it was a big hit with my family - 10/8/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy, filling and I can have a second helping - 8/7/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A family favorite to warm you up on the cooler days of the year! - 3/19/07

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  • I make barley soup now and then but I do love homemade soups and I keep raw uncooked barley on hand so I can make barley vegetable soup.I like barley the best so this week I will cook up a batch of barley,freeze it and then use what I want in my soups. - 12/8/13

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  • I am using the original barley and the directions say to cook one cup for two hours but I think that is to long so will watch it carefully and stop the cooking when I think it is done ! From now on I will buy the quick cooking type !! - 9/5/13

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  • I browned the beef first, but otherwise left it just the same. Delicious! Thanks for the simple recipe! - 3/22/13

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  • soup is filling and with veggies healthy to eat . - 5/13/11

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  • Very Good........ - 5/13/11

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  • Excellent soup! - 5/13/11

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  • This recipe sounds really good and I've just printed it ..... it says 8 servings, but does not say what the serving SIZE is ..... can anyone tell me, please ?? - 5/13/11

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  • My favorite soup anyway, but how much is a serving? I think that I would omit the potato and add more bouillion and vegetables. - 5/13/11

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  • Beef 'bullion' is an interesting concept! - 5/13/11

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  • What size bag of frozen mixed vegetables? - 5/13/11

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  • My Boyfriend made this last night. Oh when I got home from work.. my house smelled wonderful... Soup was the best.. One we will use more often. - 1/19/11

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  • Good, will make again ... but nothing special. - 1/18/11

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  • Good, will make again ... but nothing special. - 1/18/11

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  • Perfect for a cold night!
    - 11/24/10

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  • Sounds like the kind of soup that can cook in a slow cooker and tastes better the next day. Will try this week - 6/8/10

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  • I've made this a few times & I will make it again. I doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers. I added regular barley as that was what I had on hand, fresh veggies including turnup & parsnips. Very delicious. - 3/9/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very good. - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good I will make it soon. - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am definately going to try this one.
    Thanks. - 3/13/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good plan to try real soon! - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also throw pickling spice in a tea egg into my soups stews its really flavourful - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, I think I will use beef stock instead of the bullion, as I always have that on hand. Thanks for recipe! - 3/13/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am not a soup lover but this sounds easy to make - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks like a delicious recipe to add to my meal plan! low in fat, high in protien! Great filling soup!! - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love Beef Barley stew I am so glad I found this. This is almost the way I make. I am looking forward to making this. - 9/14/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    not a big fan of barley, what other grains could be used? - 9/14/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Souunds great. - 9/14/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great recipe easy and tasty. I use a can of fat free broth. - 9/14/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    didn't make this yet...but definately will, it sounds like comfort food to me. - 3/12/08

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