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Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup - beefy soup loaded with tender chunky beef, plump pearl barley and vegetables. So belly-warming, filling and scrumptious for a soup. A complete meal in a bowl!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword barley, beef barley, beef recipes, soup recipes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 - 5 servings
Calories 461kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1- 1 1/2 pound beef stew meat , cut into about 1 inch cube
  • 8 -10 ounce mushrooms
  • 1 large onion , diced (about 1 1/2 cups )
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 2 Large celery , diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium roasted tomatoes or 14-ounce (400g) can diced tomatoes
  • 5-6 cups beef broth or water
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1-1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 beef cube or beef bouillon tablespoon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the beef,  sauté stirring frequently any browned bits off the bottom of the pot until beef is brown. Set aside. 
  • On the same pot, add mushrooms and saute for about 3-5 minutes . Be careful not to let it burn. Set aside.
  • Add onions, garlic, ginger, bay leaves , thyme, oregano  and  saute for about 3-4 minutes until onions are wilted.
  • Then add paprika, Creole seasoning , celery and tomatoes.
  • Pour in beef stock or water, barley, browned beef, carrots, mushrooms, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 25 – 35 minutes. You might have to add more water or broth, if needed. Adjust seasonings to taste .

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 964mg | Potassium: 1542mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8975IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 5.1mg