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Deli-Style Beef Barley Soup

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Deli Style Beef Barley Soup
50 Min

Our recipe for Deli-Style Beef Barley Soup is so authentic-tasting, it'll have you wondering whether someone swapped yours with one from your favorite deli. This nutritious and hearty soup is great for cold winter nights, 'cause it'll warm your heart and your tummy.  

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound beef chuck steak, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup pearled barley
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add beef and toss until evenly coated.
  2. In a soup pot over high heat, heat oil; add beef and brown on all sides 5 to 7 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook 45 to 50 minutes, or until barley is tender.




Some crusty bread and maybe a Tossed Garden Salad and you've got a delicious meal!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 311
  • Calories from Fat 134
  • Total Fat 15g 23 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.6g 28 %
  • Trans Fat 0.8g 0 %
  • Protein 25g 49 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 51mg 17 %
  • Sodium 2,801mg 117 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 21g 7 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15 %
  • Sugars 2.0g 0 %

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This soup is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I added sliced mushrooms near the end of the cooking time, but otherwise made it exactly as written. Another winner, Mr. Food!

I love this soup! It's so easy to make and is delicious. I add a full cup of barley because the first time I made it I used a 1/2 cup as the recipe calls for and it was nowhere near enough. It definitely did not look like the picture with that small amount of barley added.

I add 2 cloves minced garlic 2 bay leaves to ingredients simmer for an hour then add 1 large can whole tomatoes cut up simmer for 30 minutes ad salt pepper to taste

I absolutely love how simple and affordable this soup is to make - all pantry staples that are relatively inexpensive. (I buy my meat on sale and freeze it) Not to mention that barley is a whole grain with a great chewy texture! I was surprised to find out that it tastes like something I tried and enjoyed at a favorite family restaurant a few years back. Will definitely share with others.

Could this be made in a crock pot?

Yes, it should take approximately 5-6 hours on LOW or 3-4 hours on HIGH, or until meat and barley are tender. Enjoy!

This was the best soup ever! Minutes to prepare and so delicious. Hubby isn't fond of soups but he loved this one.


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