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Kelly's Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom, and Barley Soup

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"I tinkered with a few recipes and came up with this one. I have tinkered with this recipe and added celery once and leeks another time, for me all it did was add to the chunkiness, not the flavor; but that's really up to your preference."
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Ingredients

6 h 20 m servings 359 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Stir beef stock, tomato sauce, water, onion, carrot, barley, mushrooms, and garlic together in a slow cooker.
  2. Season beef chunks with garlic salt, salt, and black pepper; add to the beef stock mixture. Add bay leaves to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on Low until the soup thickens and the beef is tender, about 6 hours.
  4. Remove and discard the bay leaves to serve.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you have time you can brown the beef, but it's just as good without the beef browned because the slow cooker makes the beef very tender.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 359 calories; 10.3 g fat; 31.7 g carbohydrates; 34.6 g protein; 65 mg cholesterol; 381 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Really loved having this on the counter. Smelled so good! Tasted even better. Added a lot of celery for extra chunks. Two bay leaves are important to the taste of this dish. Pearl barley was so ...

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UPDATE: after writing my original review my husband and I heated the leftovers up for lunch. It had a very weird almost slimy texture to it. Maybe the barley breaking down a bit too much overnig...

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Really loved having this on the counter. Smelled so good! Tasted even better. Added a lot of celery for extra chunks. Two bay leaves are important to the taste of this dish. Pearl barley was so ...

A very hearty satisfying soup! I made this soup with things on hand. I was concerned that some reviewers said that the soup had "no flavor" so I went a little heavier on the onions (one medium)...

Delicious! I used tomato sauce, exactly like the recipe called for.

This is a very hearty soup! I thought it was a little bland, so I added 1 T Worcester sauce, 1 t each of beef and mushroom "Better Than Bouillon" and 1/4 C red wine. Delicious paired with a cru...

This was very flavorful. I did not use the barley-I cooked it and rice on the side (I loathe barley) and let everyone add what the wanted and how much. There is no need to change a thing. Everyo...

UPDATE: after writing my original review my husband and I heated the leftovers up for lunch. It had a very weird almost slimy texture to it. Maybe the barley breaking down a bit too much overnig...

This tastes amazing.

Made it exactly as listed at least 3 times. It is delicious.

Made to the recipe and with celery added, very pleased with this filling and tasty soup.