Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and Barley Soup

6 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 1 h

190 calories per serving 


1/2 onions, diced   100 g
2 stalks celery, diced   140 g
2 1/2 carrots, diced   260 g
10 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   140 g
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed    
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
2 potatoes, peeled and diced   400 g
180 g stewing beef cubes, diced    
1/3 cup pearl barley   60 g
4 cups beef broth   1 L


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Dice the onion, celery and carrots; thinly slice the mushrooms; mince or press the garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and mushrooms, then sauté until they are tender, about 10 min. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, peel and dice the potatoes; dice the beef cubes into small pieces (about 1 cm).
  3. Add the barley, potatoes, and beef, then sauté 2 min with stirring. Pour in the broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer 50 min, or until the barley and potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Adjust the seasoning, ladle the soup into bowls then serve.


The soup keeps up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (330g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




4.5 g

7 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

7 %


20 mg


490 mg

21 %


26 g

9 %


3 g

13 %


3 g


11 g

Vitamin A

80 %

Vitamin C

15 %


4 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Source of :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Vegetables | Soups | Halal | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat

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