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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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    Very Good
    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