It is amazing that only a few ingredients can turn into something so wonderful as this. Remember, as it sits, it will thicken.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot bring beef stock to a gentle boil. Add beef and barley, reduce to simmer, cover and cook at least 1 hour.

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  • Check the barley, as to how soft it is. You made need to add more beef stock if to much evaporates.

  • Add ground pepper to taste. Cook until soup reaches desired thickness.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 45.7g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 28.2mg; sodium 142.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2012
I didn't have beef broth so I used water 2 beef bouillon cubes and a packet of dry onion soup mix. I only used about a cup of barley because a whole bag seemed like way too much. I also added 3 cloves of finely minced garlic 2 diced carrots and a 2 ribs celery diced. It came out great. As it thickened I just added more water and the soup was very flavorful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2011
Very boring but did the job of a healthy meal. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
I didn't have beef broth so I used water 2 beef bouillon cubes and a packet of dry onion soup mix. I only used about a cup of barley because a whole bag seemed like way too much. I also added 3 cloves of finely minced garlic 2 diced carrots and a 2 ribs celery diced. It came out great. As it thickened I just added more water and the soup was very flavorful. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2009
I found this recipe excellent I added 2 cups of diced carrots 1 cup diced celery 1 onion diced one yellow pepper diced and about 4 cups of beef diced 2 liters of Campbells beef broth and added 2 cups of barley. as it thickended I added some water I also added 1 teaspone of minced garlic along with fresh ground pepper Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2008
My husband gives it 5 stars but I didn't find it as tasty so it averages to 4 stars. It's even better if you follow the suggestions below of adding the veggies and only ONE cup of barley. For those that like a healthier option be sure to use natural/organic broth as most brands contain MSG. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2010
Good base added some veggies onion carrots but was still a little bland for my taste decided to try a little trick I noticed at resturant and add a little soy sauce OMG it went from a 3 stars to 5 just make sure to use low sodium broth. It gives a rich color and adds more body to the soup. Try it you'll love it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2006
Very easy. I followed the recommendation to use 1c barley and added vegies. We used left over sirlon we had done on the grill. It was excellent!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
Easy to make. Next time I will put more meat and less barley. Better the 2nd day but needed more broth. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2007
Very simple and very tasty. Had some cooked striploin that I cut up small and added to this soup. Highly recommended whenever you have left-over cooked beef. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2003
This recipe was so easy. I've made it many times since. We love it and its healthy too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2010
This was a great base. I added carrots celery onion 2 cloves of garlic a bay leaf and a pack of onion soup mix. As it thickened it turned nice and creamy. I made it at night to let it sit overnight until we gobble it up today! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2011
Very boring but did the job of a healthy meal. Read More
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