Hearty Beef & Barley Soup


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.2
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.9 mg
  • Sodium: 309.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 14.3 g

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Hearty healthy soup warms you up on cold night. I love to serve this soup with homemade bread or muffins. Hearty healthy soup warms you up on cold night. I love to serve this soup with homemade bread or muffins.
Number of Servings: 12


    3/4 c. dry barley
    1 T. oil
    1 1/2 lb. beef chuck, 1" cubes
    1 med. onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    9 c. water
    3 beef bouillon cubes
    1 T. Worcestershire sauce
    1 t. basil
    1 1/2 t. salt
    1 bay leaf
    1 8 oz. can tomatoes
    3 ribs celery, sliced
    2 large carrots, sliced
    1 1/2 c. green beans
    3 potatoes, diced
    1/2 t. tabasco sauce


In large stock pot, heat oil and brown meat with onions and garlic. Add barley, water, bouillon cubes, Worcestershire, basil, salt and bay leaf. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Add tomatoes, vegetables and tabasco sauce. Cover and simmer 1/2 hour longer. Makes about 12 servings. Even better the next day!

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUNSETPOND.


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  • Incredible!
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    This is scrumptious!!! I made a couple of modifications - added an additional 1/2 cup of barley (which made it more stew than soup-like), threw in some leftover peas and carrots, omitted the green beans, used a 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes (that was all I had) and used beef stock. A keeper!!! - 11/14/09

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  • This was probably the best beef based soup I have ever made. LOVE it and so did the kids - 1/4/14

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  • Yes, this is a great recipe. I also substituted turnip for the potatoes, and added mushrooms, and tomato paste. I also doubled up the Worcestershire sauce. Loved it. - 11/4/09

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  • Had this for dinner last night and it was wonderful. It makes plenty so there are leftovers for today. Will make again. - 1/13/09

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  • Delicious! My husband said it was the best soup I ever made (and I'm not known for my cooking:) I was out of canned tomatoes, but a small can of paste worked fine. - 1/11/09

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  • Delicious--needed a little more piquantness for me so I added a small can of tomato paste and one more Tbsp of Worchestershire sauce. It just got better the next day--hubby loved it. - 11/25/08

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  • Very tasty soup! Leftovers the next day were even more scrumtious! - 11/25/08

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  • I thought this was really good. I left out the potatoes and the green beans-didn't have any in the house. But will be making this again. - 11/2/08

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  • Very Good! Willmake again and again. - 5/7/08

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  • It was wonderful. Great the next day for leftovers, too. I love that it is so filling for so few calories. I used turnips instead of potatoes, also. - 4/4/08

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  • I make a soup almost identical to this one and it is delicious! I plan on making this recipe soon, sounds yummy! I like the idea of substituting the turnips for potatoes, nice. - 12/31/07

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  • This is a great recipe. I substituted a cubed turnip for the potatoes - even people who think they don't like turnips like them in soup. They look just like potatoes but add a nice flavor with less calories. - 11/24/07

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