My family loves homemade soup for dinner. During the cold months we will have soup at least once a week. I'll even make soup during the summer! A few weeks ago I tried a new recipe for Beef Barley Soup and it came really good. We had it last week again with ham and cheese grilled sandwiches and it made a great meal.
After you slice the beef into small cubes, brown in a little vegetable oil and add the celery and carrots. After the beef is browned and combined nicely with the carrots, celery and garlic add the broth.
This soup freezes well also.
Beef Barley Soup
- 1 pound beef stew meat; cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup celery
- 1 clove garlic; chopped
- 3 cans beef broth
- 1 cube beef bouillon
- 2/3 cup dry barley
- 1 TBS. vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste
In a heavy pot on medium heat, add the oil and brown the beef.
When the meat is browned, add the carrots, celery and garlic and continue cooking for a few minutes.
Add the beef broth and bouillon cube and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer until the meat is soft; about an hour.
Add the barley and continue to cook on low another 30 - 35 minutes.
Adjust for salt and pepper.