Hearty Beef With Barley Soup

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Tammy Sullivan

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@tsully11

This soup has become a family favorite during the chilly days. Serve with crackers or a piece of french bread and you have fill your belly with hardy goodness meal.

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Easy to prepare, this beef with barley stew is delicious on a cold night. It's savory but carrots add a bit of sweetness to the soup. The stew meat becomes fork-tender. This is filling, delicious, and super satisfying. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 large servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    paprika
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb
    beef stew meat, cut into 3/4" - 1" cubes
  • 4 c
    beef broth
  • 5 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    beef base (or 2 cubes of beef bouillon)
  • 2 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped finely
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 3
    celery ribs, diced
  • 1 c
    carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 c
    mushrooms, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    pearl barley, uncooked

How to Make Hearty Beef With Barley Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan. While the pan is heating up, in a shallow dish combine flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir to mix together. Dredge stew beef in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Place flour-coated beef in the pan. Brown meat on all sides. (It is best to brown meat in two batches) Add all meat to pot.
  2. Add the following ingredients to pot: beef broth, water, beef base, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, bay leaves, onion powder, oregano, and nutmeg. Let pot come to a boil, reduce heat to medium - low to simmer soup mixture for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes add onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms, and barley. Simmer for additional 30 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Ladle into your favorite soup bowl and enjoy.

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About Hearty Beef With Barley Soup

Course/Dish: Beef Soups Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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