Beef Barley Soup

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


    • 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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    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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    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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    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