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A bowl of delicious beef and barley soup with carrots, tomato, potato, celery, and peas.
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Beef Barley Soup

What a great hearty soup, and yes it is good for you.  Barley is a grain from the grass family.  
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 239kcal


  • 3 quarts Beef Stock
  • 1 cup Barley, Pearled
  • 1 cup Celery washed, diced
  • 1 cup Onion peeled, diced
  • 1 cup Carrot peeled, diced
  • 1 cup Tomato, Diced fresh or canned
  • 2 oz. Tomato Paste optional
  • 1 cup Beef, Diced optional
  • 1 T Rosemary, dried or fresh chopped


  • Cook the Barley in the stock, it can be cooked separately, however, it adds flavor and provides starch that makes the soup have more texture when cooked in the stock, it will make the soup somewhat cloudy though
  • You can saute the vegetables separately or cook them right in the soup
  • Combine all ingredients in a stock pot
  • Add Rosemary, adjust the salt and pepper to taste, serve


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2915IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg