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Beef and Barley Soup

157 Reviews
97% would make this recipe again

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 1 h
190 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

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
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
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  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.

Remarks

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

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (330g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

190

Fat

5 g

7 %

Saturated 1.4 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

7 %

Cholesterol

20 mg

Sodium

490 mg

21 %

Carbohydrate

26 g

9 %

Fibre

3 g

13 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

11 g

Vitamin A

79 %

Vitamin C

13 %

Calcium

4 %

Iron

13 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
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

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 1

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Members' Reviews

157 Reviews (146 with rating only ) 97% would make this recipe again
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karissajakubec
january 31, 2014

Perfect soup for a cold Canadian winter night! Loved the pearl barley. I added cheese tortellini and doubled the broth as well as adding vegetable broth to the mix. Definitely will be making this for my family again!

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Mark27
march 24, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

sliced mushrooms were awsome

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cemwebster
march 21, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Yummy! Doubled the broth and the beef.

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dushy
january 18, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

It was really great and my kids love it too!

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angela5
december 02, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Great dish! fast and easy

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Beef | Soups | Low Saturated Fat | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Halal

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Maria69
december 11, 2008 | I would make this recipe again

Loved it! The barley really absorbs the broth, so you want to add additional broth. I made a big pot and froze the extra.

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Marge75
february 24, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

What a great dish! The family really loved it ... but the barley really soaks up the broth so you will want to add a bit more. Will definately be making this again!

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maisoui
september 22, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This was a great soup, just perfect for those cold winter nights! It was thick, tasty, and real good comfort food.

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