Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 267.1
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.0 mg
  • Sodium: 442.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 16.2 g

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A hearty, healthy soup for those chilly nights! A hearty, healthy soup for those chilly nights!
Number of Servings: 12


    3/4 lb Stewing Shin Of Beef (with bone)
    10 oz Boneless Stewing Beef--choice chuck
    8 cups Organic Beef Broth
    4 cups Water
    3/4 cup, chopped Onions
    3 cloves Garlic
    2 large (3" to 4-1/4" dia.) Potatoes
    1 cup, chopped Carrots
    1 cup slices Parsnips
    6 oz (one package) Baby Bella Mushrooms
    1.5 cups Barley
    2 bay leaves
    salt, pepper, other spices to taste


This soup can be made in the crock pot. Follow the directions until you are done browning the meat. Put all ingredients into the crock pot and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 hours.


In a large soup pot, saute the onion until soft. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes. Dice the beef into bite size pieces. Reserve the bone from the shin for later. Toss the beef in with the onion and cook until browned on all sides.

Add the broth all at once, and then enough water to fill the pot 3/4 of the way. Toss in the reserved bone. Bring to a low boil.

While the soup is coming up to heat, peel and dice the potatoes (I use large whites, but any potatoes will do) and toss them in. Peel and dice or coin the carrots and add them. Peel and dice or coin the parsnips and add them. Clean and quarter the mushrooms and add them.

Rinse the barley thoroughly in warm water, until the water runs clear. Once the soup has reached a low boil, add the barley and stir. Cook on medium heat (a medium simmer), and don't allow to boil over, until barley is completely cooked. This should take about an hour to two hours.

This will make a filling, nutritionally dense soup.

Serving Size: Makes 12 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REVALLYSON.