Melanie's Beef Barley Soup


This soup will warm you up and fill you up too.

10 servings


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, diced into 1 inch pieces

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • ½ cup fresh sliced mushrooms

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into chunks

  • ½ cup barley


  1. Season beef stew chunks with salt and pepper to taste. Place seasoned beef in a large soup pot. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and saute for 5 minutes on high heat. Remove meat. Add 2 more tablespoons of oil to pot and add onions, carrots and mushrooms. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add garlic and thyme to pot and saute for 3 more minutes.

  2. Add the chicken broth and 3 cups of water to pot. Add the frozen mixed vegetables, potatoes and barley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir all together and bring to a boil. Cover pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
24g Fat
28g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 714mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.