Delicious Healthy & Old Fashioned Beef Barley Soup
Soup’s on and our kitchen is all warm and cozy. Pull up a chair and have a seat! Tell us about your day while we make this old fashioned beef barley soup just like Grandma used to make.
Soup is one of those perfect dishes you can make for dinner. Place a big pot on the stove and fill it with vegetables, beans, beef, chicken and lots of broth and onions. Simmer for an hour or two and a yummy and nutritious dinner is on the table that will leave you & your family feeling good for hours.
Your family is going to love this beef barley soup for dinner!
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 - 1/4 lb. Beef stew meat
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 5-6 cups beef broth
- 2/3 cup pearl barley
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and melt the butter with the oil.
Add beef to the pan and cook until beef is well browned. Season beef with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Remove cooked beef from pan.
To the same pan, add the carrots, celery, onion, cook for about 4-5 minutes and then add and barley. Cook everything for about 2 more minutes.
Add the beef back to the pan and stir in the flour and tomato paste.
Stir in the beef broth and diced tomatoes; bring to a light simmer.
Cover; reduce heat, and simmer about 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.
When soup has finished cooking, add the lemon and thyme.
* When you buy a package of beef stew meat, you can cut up the meat using a sharp knife to suite your taste. If you like smaller pieces of meat, cut the larger chunks of beef into about 4 pieces.
Taste and adjust the lemon and thyme to your liking.