Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup


The best beef barley soup. Thickens with just the barley. Tastes best in the slow cooker. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and with a salad.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds cubed beef chuck roast

  • 5 cups water

  • 4 cubes beef bouillon, crumbled

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ¾ cup uncooked pearl barley

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a slow cooker, combine beef, water, bouillon, onion, tomato sauce, barley, salt and pepper.

  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
28g Fat
35g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 884mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 669mg 14%

* 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.

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