Beef Barley Soup Recipe

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Beef Barley Soup Recipe
Beef Barley Soup

Will Budiaman

Beef Barley Soup

This is a magical little soup. Why, you ask? Because this soup turns into a stew overnight in the refrigerator. The barley in this soup is so absorbent that it will soak up enough liquid to make this beef soup as thick as stew the next day, which works out to be two meals in one!

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Ready in
2 h, 45 m
8
Servings
212
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound lean beef stew meat
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 Cup pearled barley

Directions

Allow the meat to sit out at room temperature for approximately 15 minutes. Season all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Heat the vegetable oil in an 8-quart stockpot over high heat. When almost shimmering, add the meat and cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes total. Remove the meat to a bowl and reduce heat to medium.

Add the olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and thyme. Cook until softened, about 7 to 8 minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon and scrape up the brown bits at the bottom. Add the beef back to the pot and cover with the water. Increase heat to high and bring to a simmer, about 10 minutes.

Once it reaches a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 ½ hours. Add the barley and cook until done, about 25 to 30 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Beef Barley Soup Shopping Tip

Buy fresh herbs and spices to season your soup; fresh garlic, parsley, and thyme will enhance the flavor without being overpowering.

Beef Barley Soup Cooking Tip

Most soups are better the day after their made. If possible refrigerate your soup overnight before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Protein
16g
32%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
201µg
22%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.4%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.2%
Vitamin K
13µg
16%
Calcium
67mg
7%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
22%
Phosphorus
199mg
28%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
457mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.8%
Sodium
1442mg
60%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.4%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
26%

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