Barley Soup Recipes

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Lamb Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
31
This is a hearty soup that is good for cold winter days. Lamb and vegetables are cooked in a beefy broth with chewy barley. You can add more vegetables if you like; this is very flexible. Serve by itself or with your favorite main dish.

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
97
Family favorite. It kind of turns into a type of stew as the barley soaks up much of the beef stock. Best part is that it gets better with age, so make plenty and enjoy throughout the week! It's always better the second day, so you might want to cook it one day, refrigerate it overnight, and then cook it again the next day.

Mushroom and Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
7
Nice, filling soup.

Low 'N Slow Mushroom Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
15
This soup hits the spot all year 'round! Serve with soft warm rolls, and your family will be cheering!

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Rating: Unrated
982
Slow cooker, hearty, easy. Serve with a hearty bread, and enjoy.

Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
753
Easy to make and delicious. Vegetable broth, barley, and lots of veggies make this soup hearty and filling. I use and recommend organic products. Please add a review if you make it. Enjoy!

Sausage Barley Soup

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315
This is a nice soup recipe with a lot of texture and flavor. It is a welcome change for those weeks when there doesn't seem to be a lot of variety... and all 3 of my kids even loved it. This can also be cooked in a pan on the stove until the barley and carrot are tender, but I prefer the slow cooker method. The flavors seem to blend better.
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Tomato Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
201
I LOVE soup! This is one of my favorites. It has lots of vegetables and is full of flavor. I usually throw in some chopped cabbage. To make this a vegetarian recipe, use vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

Hearty Hamburger Soup

Rating: Unrated
415
A stick to your ribs thick and hearty soup, filling and very good. Easy and quick to make. A family favorite in our house! Serve with fresh biscuits.

Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
218
I love mushroom barley soup and I was originally making one that took about 3 hours to cook. This one is so simple and easy and takes a third of the time. If you like mushroom barley soup, you will really like this. It's perfect for a cold winter night.

Instant Pot® Hamburger Soup

Rating: Unrated
82
Easy and delicious soup with a nice thickness. You can make it in the Instant Pot® or on the stovetop. When this cools, it will be very thick, but it thins out when reheated. Freezes very well.

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

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204
A slow cooker makes this the easiest recipe ever. It has become a regular family favorite. So much so, that I was requested to bring it to Christmas Eve dinner. I usually use leftover boneless beef short ribs.

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

Rating: Unrated
53
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.

Mushroom Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
76

This soup is a great way to warm you up on a winter day!