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Beef with Barley Soup

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Take the chill off with a warm bowl of this filling soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Beef Cubes (for Stew)
  • 1 whole Large Onion, Medium Diced
  • 2 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 whole Carrots, Smaller Ends Cut Into Rounds, Larger Ends Diced
  • 2 whole Potatoes, Large Dice
  • 1-½ teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt (or To Taste)
  • Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 6 cups Beef Stock
  • 2 cups Water Or As Needed
  • ½ cups Pearl Barley
  • ½ teaspoons Thyme
  • 1 whole Bay Leaf
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Size) Diced Tomatoes

Preparation

Heat a large stock pot over medium high heat. Add the olive oil.

Brown the beef cubes for three minutes in the oil, then add the onions and garlic. Lower the heat to medium low and cook until the onions are cooked and just start to caramelize. Stir as needed to keep onions and garlic from burning. Lower heat if necessary; drizzle a little more olive oil if needed to keep food from sticking.

Add everything except the tomatoes to the pot and stir well. Increase the heat and bring the soup to a boil, then turn heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for two hours, stirring occasionally. Adjust heat as necessary to keep soup at a slow simmer. If the soup thickens too much, add a little more water or broth.

Taste to correct seasonings, then add tomatoes and simmer for another hour. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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Jessica on 2.24.2014

This soup is absolutely delicious. I’ve made is several times now. I like to add two beef bouillon cubes and extra potatoes and carrots.

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themamareport on 2.17.2014

Super yummy soup- perfect to warm winter chills.

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cheiron on 1.26.2014

Delicious soup, great flavor. I would add more barley next time.

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Guy on 10.6.2013

5 mitt recipe! Second time making it – Awesome!!

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Carla on 3.10.2013

Absolutely wonderful recipe. As another review mentioned, I think I’ll omit the potatoes and include a little more barley. Flavors were fantastic – a great, hearty soup.

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