Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

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By Amy H.
from Detroit, MI

This is a really yummy soup. Great on cold evenings. Very simple to make. Serve hot with crusty bread.

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serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  •   2 lb
    beef stew cubes
  •   1/4 c
    vegetable or canola oil
  •   3
    carrots, peeled and sliced
  •   5
    potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  •   3 stalk(s)
    celery, diced
  •   1 medium
    onion, diced
  •   4 can(s)
    (13.5 oz) beef broth
  •   1/4 c
    fresh chopped parsley
  •  
    salt & pepper to taste
  •   1/2 c
    quick cook barley

How To Make

  • 1
    Heat in oil in large skillet. Add beef and onion and cook until meat is browned and onions are tender.
  • 2
    add a can of beef broth and cook for a minute or two until smooth.
  • 3
    Pour beef and onion mixture into slow cooker. Add vegetables and remaining broth.
  • 4
    Cook on high for 4 hours. Add quick cooking barley 10 minutes before done. (If using regular barley, add at the beginning of cooking)
  • 5
    Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6
    Ladle hot soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.