Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

17 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 88% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

This is simple and delicious. Sautéing the vegetables and beef before adding the broth tremendously improves the flavor.


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves Garlic; minced
1 cup onion; chopped
4 ribs celery; diced
4 medium carrots; diced
8 ounces stew beef; diced
14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes; undrained
8 cups beef broth
4 cups Water
1 cup barley
1 salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 10



In a large sauce pan, heat oil over med-high heat; sauté garlic, onion, celery, carrots and beef for 8-10 minutes or until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Add tomatoes. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add beef broth and water. Bring to a boil. Add barley, stir and return to boiling. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 45 to 55 minutes, or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally.

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Fantastic! I added 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms and cup of our home frozen corn with vegetables and an extra can of diced tomatoes with basil and oregano. Also used quick barley and that worked fine. Added Lawrys seasoned salt.
sandyiniowa 3m ago

I halved the liquids & the barley.
AESG 1y ago

Love this soup, added an extra garlic clove, carrot and meat very very tasty
jelendra 1y ago

So delicious and nutritious! I used leftover short ribs for the beef and it was perfect.
JBB 2y ago

Yum! Absolutely delish! Made a huge amount! Thanks!!
gigglesandozen 2y ago

We also added a packet of French Onion soup mix as well as a couple of extra carrots and onion. We used leftover beef pot roast meat, which I added with the broth. This was the most flavorful beef soup I have ever had. It makes plenty which we are glad for because it's certainly something I can eat again and again. Thanks for the recipe.
jlburgart 2y ago

I made a few changes. Used a full pound of stew meat; added one potato; about a teaspoon of cracked black pepper; added pack of Knoor's French onion soup mix; used two cans of diced tomatoes instead of one. It made a great soup. Hearty and thick. French onion soup mix was a good boost.
tfowler13 2y ago

Made this recipe today, it's super yum I added 3 chopped onion for flavor and season this soup generously it needs flavoring thanks for the recipe!
Elizabeth225 4y ago

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