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Hearty Beef Barley Soup

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"A big slice of sourdough bread goes great with a bowl of this heart-warming soup that's brimming with beef and barley. --Megan Taylor"
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Ingredients

50 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add beef and shake to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil over medium heat. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, saute mushrooms until tender. Add the broth, carrots, garlic powder, thyme and remaining pepper; bring to a boil. Add barley and beef. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the meat, vegetables and barley are tender.

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Most helpful positive review

This soup was delicious! I added 2 stalks of celery and 1 onion in with the carrots. Also, I only added about 1/4 cup of broth and allowed the vegies to cook for about 10 minutes before adding...

Most helpful critical review

This was just ok. I added onions and celery, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Came out bland, needed to be beefier or something, I'm not sure. The consistency was great, and it wa...

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This soup was delicious! I added 2 stalks of celery and 1 onion in with the carrots. Also, I only added about 1/4 cup of broth and allowed the vegies to cook for about 10 minutes before adding...

I omitted the canola oil and just dumped everything in the crock pot for 6 hours. I used left over roast beef, and even included the gravy. I added an onion and 2 celery stalks as others had s...

This is very similiar to mine except I add chopped onions and celery. I use oregano for the spice. Instead of four cans of broth, I use three and one can of beef consomme' and a little less barl...

This was just ok. I added onions and celery, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Came out bland, needed to be beefier or something, I'm not sure. The consistency was great, and it wa...

Excellent recipe, loved it. I did not use any flour, I simply put all ingredients in a large pot and let it slowly cook for almost three hours. I also added extra carrots, extra beef, and one on...

This is a really good recipe. However, I first used beef broth as the recipe calls for and felt it needed to be a little heartier. The next time I used half beef broth and half beef consomme. It...

This was pretty good. I ended up using just stew meat, which turned out fine. I followed the ingredient list to a tee, but I wish I added some onions and potatoes and make it a really hearty ste...

I followed moom4x's variation, and nixed the mushrooms, added some canned mixed veggies, canned green beans, canned diced tomatoes, and 1/4 cup of dried lentils....I've made it at least 4 times ...

I changed this around a little and it was just ok. I used canned mushrooms because that's what I had on hand, and instead of carrots I used a 10 oz. bag of frozen mixed veggies. I added about a...