Beef Barley Soup
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Beef Barley Soup

Perfect for a chilly day, this rich and hearty beef barley soup will leave you completely satisfied, while warming every inch of your body! I usually make a huge pot of this soup, simmering all day on the stove. The house smells wonderful while this is cooking!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 490.34 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 lbs beef (chuck or leftover roast beef)
  • 16 cups beef stock
  • 4 carrots (washed, peeled & diced into small cubes)
  • 4 celery stalks (washed & diced into small cubes)
  • 4 russet potatoes (washed, peeled & diced into small cubes)
  • 1 tsp rosemary (dried)
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1 tsp parsley (dried)
  • 2 cups barley
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • fresh parsley (for garnish)


  • Dice carrots, celery, and potatoes into small cubes. Set aside.
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  • Heat olive oil in stock pot over medium high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper, then add to pot and brown. Do not cook through.
  • Remove from heat. Cut beef into small cubes.
  • Add beef, carrots, celery, and potatoes to stock pot. Pour in beef stock to pot. Add rosemary, thyme, and parsley. Stir well.
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  • Turn heat on high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turndown heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
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  • Add barley and simmer for an additional hour. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide into bowls, garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!
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I usually serve beef barley soup with biscuits (refrigerated or homemade) or with a few slices of toasted rustic bread.
This recipe is very forgiving, so you can adjust measurements to your liking. 


Calories: 490.34kcalCarbohydrates: 49.41gProtein: 52.07gFat: 10.23gSaturated Fat: 7.79gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.78gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 112.49mgSodium: 971.7mgPotassium: 1875.74mgFiber: 8.94gSugar: 4.44gVitamin A: 1112.67IUVitamin C: 8.96mgCalcium: 78.25mgIron: 6.65mg
Keyword beef, beef barley, hearty, soup
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