Deli Style Mushroom Barley Soup

Carolyn Haas


We love Barley Mushroom soup. I found this on another site, based on a recipe by renowned chef Mark Russ Lederman. Did a bit of simplification and some adjustment based on other reviewers but I think it's close to the original!

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


6 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 large
onion, diced
3 clove
garlic, minced
3/4 lb
mushrooms, fresh, thinly sliced
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped (with leaves)
1 large
carrot, diced
1/4 c
chopped parsley
1 Tbsp
1 qt
beef broth
3/4 c
barley, rinsed
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
2 tsp
kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp
sherry (optional)

How to Make Deli Style Mushroom Barley Soup


  • 1Melt the butter in a large, heavy stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until softened and translucent. Add the garlic and sauté about 2 minutes more. Add the fresh mushrooms, celery, carrot, and half of the parsley, and sauté until the mushrooms are golden and the celery and carrots are beginning to soften, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended. Stir in beef broth. Stir in the barley and oregano. Add salt, and pepper to taste.
  • 2Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; simmer until the barley is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. You can add a little more water if soup is too thick. Adjust the seasoning, add sherry if using; sprinkle with the remaining parsley before serving.

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About Deli Style Mushroom Barley Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Jewish