Hamburger Barley Vegetable Soup
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green bell pepper, diced
envelope beef flavoring (from a 2.82 ounce box)
20 ounce can crushed tomatoes (or tomato puree)
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
12 ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables
14 ounce can beef broth
quick cooking barley
In a large Dutch oven oner medium heat, cook the ground chuck until it looses it's pink color. Drain and add the onion and green pepper. Cookk for an additional 5 minutes.
Add the beef flavoring and mix well. Add the crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes. Stir and bring to a simmer.
Add the mixed vegetables and beef broth. Stir and bring to a simmer. Let cook for 5 minutes and add the barley.
Return to simmer, lower heat, cover and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until barley is cooked through, stirring often.