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beef barley lentil soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Start this in the slow cooker before heading out to work and come home on a cold winter afternoon to the wonderful aroma of hot, hearty beef barley soup. Yum--what a treat. From

(1 rating)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 8 Hr

Ingredients For beef barley lentil soup

  • 1 lb
    beef for stew, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 c
    red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1 c
    chopped carrots
  • 1 c
    dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 c
    medium pearl barley
  • 8 c
  • 2 tsp
    beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon pepper
  • 2 can
    (14.5 oz. ea.) stewed tomatoes

How To Make beef barley lentil soup

  • 1
    Put the meat into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Layer with onion, potatoes, celery, carrots, lentils, and barley.
  • 2
    Combine the water, bouillon, salt and lemon pepper; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until vegetables and barley are tender.
  • 3
    Add the tomatoes; cook 2 hours longer.
  • 4
    Can use ground beef instead of stew beef. Brown beef with onion before putting in slow cooker. If you have to leave for more than 6 hours, you could add the tomatoes at the start, but use chopped tomatoes instead of stewed.