Beef and Barley Soup

Wholesome, hearty, and packed full of flavor this Beef and Barley Soup is the perfect meal any night of the week that your family will love.

Does your family love to eat soup? If so, you definitely will want to make this, mashed potato soup, or this crock pot cheesy ham and potato soup, and for a little veggies in your life this crock pot stuffed pepper soup.

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Beef and Barley Soup

Life gets crazy at my house, especially during the week so having an easy and delicious soup to make is right up my wheel house.  This beef and barley soup recipe is amazing and will refuel your tank when after being on the go all day.

Loaded with tender beef tips and gravy, hearty potatoes, chunky cuts of carrots, peas, beans, and corn this soup recipe has it all.

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What goes in beef and barley soup?

  • 2-15oz packages of refrigerated cooked beef tips in gravy
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 tsp dry onion soup mix
  • Fresh rosemary for garnishing

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I have to say this beef and barley soup is one of my favorite and using the beef tips and gravy that have already been cooked cuts down on prepping and cooking the soup 100%.  Not to mention it gives the soup such wonderful texture and flavor.

If you cannot find the refrigerated beef here is an easy recipe to make your own beef tip and gravy right at home. Super simple and set it and forget it right in your slow cooker.

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How to make beef barley soup

  1. In a large stockpot add oil and sauté onion and garlic until fragrant. A large white stock pot with diced onions and minced garlic ready to be sautéed. by The Food Cafe
  2. Add in beef broth, tomato paste, celery, carrots, barley, dry onion soup mix, and potatoes.  Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. A large stock pot sitting on a white background with the ingredients to the beef and barley soup in it with the beef broth being poured in, by The Food Cafe.
  3. Add frozen peas, corn and beans.  Cover and cook an additional 20 minutes.  Uncover, stir and let simmer 5 minutes until soup thickens slightly.  Garnish with fresh rosemary.

Do you cook barley before adding to soup?

No, you don’t have too.  You can add it in during the second step along with the other ingredients and cook covered for 30 minutes.   It will turn out great.

What is the best cut of beef for beef barley soup?

I like to use beef tips, they are moist and taste amazing in the soup.  You can also use beef stew meet or chuck roast cut into cubs.

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Can you freeze barley soup?

Yes.  Place cooked, cooled soup in air tight containers or large zip lock freezer bags.  Keeps in the freezer for about 3 months.

How long does beef and barley soup last in the refrigerator?

If you store your soup properly in an air tight container it will last up to 4 days.

What goes good with beef and barley soup?

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This beef and barley soup recipe is absolutley delicious.  So full of flavor from the beef tips and gravy and all the vegetables, you can’t go wrong.  PLUS!! you can make it in 3 easy steps.

beef and barley soup

Beef and Barley Soup

Servings: 6 people
Wholesome, hearty, and packed full of flavor this Beef and Barley Soup is the perfect meal any night of the week that your family will love.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2-15 oz packages of refrigerated cooked beef tips in gravy
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 tsp dry onion soup mix
  • Fresh rosemary for garnishing

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot add oil and sauté onion and garlic until fragrant.
  • Add in beef broth, tomato paste, celery, carrots, barley, dry onion soup mix, and potatoes. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add frozen peas, corn and beans. Cover and cook an additional 20 minutes. Uncover, stir and let simmer 5 minutes until soup thickens slightly. Garnish with fresh rosemary.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef and barley soup, beef barley soup

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 591mg, Potassium: 1306mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 5332IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 68mg, Iron: 5mg

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