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french beef barley soup

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This is a wonderful soup for a chilly day. It is so easy and quick to whip up in no time. The recipe came from a friend. Photo:

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 40 Min

Ingredients For french beef barley soup

  • 1/4 lb
    extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 md
    sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 can
    (14.5 oz. ea.) ready-to-serve beef broth
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/3 c
    uncooked quick-cooking barley
  • 2 slice
    bread, toasted, quartered
  • 4 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese

How To Make french beef barley soup

  • 1
    In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, brown the ground beef. Remove beef from pan; drain and set aside.
  • 2
    Add the onions to the Dutch oven. Cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Add the browned beef, broth, pepper, and bay leaf; mix well. Bring to a boil. Add barley. Reduce heat; simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until barley is tender.
  • 4
    To serve, remove and discard bay leaf. Ladle soup into 4 individual soup bowls. Top each with 2 toast quarters and 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese.