This easy Beef and Barley Soup is a hearty, healthy soup recipe that is made with tender chunks of beef, loads of vegetables and pearl barley. Make ahead freezer friendly.
Keyword beef and barley soup, beef barley soup
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
1lbbeefcut into cubes
1small onionfinely diced
3-4large carrotspeeled and chopped
5cupslow sodium beef broth
3/4cuppearl or pot barleyrinsed
In a large dutch oven or soup pot, brown meat in oil over medium-high heat, just until browned on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pot and set aside.
Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook and stir 3-4 minutes, just until onion is translucent.
Add garlic, salt, thyme and pepper and cook and stir 1 minute.
Stir in broth, barley, tomato paste and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, add the beef back in, cover and simmer for 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until barley and carrots are tender.
Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley if desired.