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Posted by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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        Beef-Barley Soup

                     Beef-Barley Soup Recipe

A generous portion of this hearty beef-barley soup is satisfying as a one-dish meal. If chuck roast is on sale, purchase a large one and freeze the rest for later. If not, ask your butcher to cut off only the amount you need.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Price: $2.41 per serving


  • Cooking spray 
  • 3/4 pound boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrot 
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery 
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion 
  • (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
  • bay leaf
  • 2/3 cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. 1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Remove beef from pan. Add carrot, celery, onion, and mushrooms to pan; cook 6 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Add beef; fat-free, less-sodium beef broth; and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in pearl barley; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until pearl barley is tender. Stir in salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf.
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:02 PM


by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Yum! One of my favorites!

by Kira on Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:17 PM

 sounds good

by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Sounds yummy, but Barley has gluten... so I wouldn't make this because my oldest can't have it.

by Mandee on Jan. 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

This is a fill you up & give you a warm belly meal! 

by Pam on Jan. 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

look good

by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Quoting brownhoney21:


by Nora on Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM
I'm going to have to try thanks for sharing!
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by Silver Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Sounds good :) I love soups!!

by Sarah on Jan. 5, 2013 at 6:14 PM
Have you tried this? I've been looking for a hearty soup recipe with barley... Wondering have this is. :-)
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