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Beef Barley Soup

Hearty and super simple, this beef barley soup goes from stovetop to table in about an hour! Perfect for busy weeknight dinners or Sunday Supper. Semi-homemade and delicious!
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 2-3 lbs. stew meat
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 10 oz. can Campbell's Beef Consomme
  • 2 cartons beef broth 32 oz. each
  • 1 cup quick cooking barley

Instructions

  • In the bottom of a soup pot or dutch oven, swirl olive oil to almost cover the bottom.
  • Add stew meat, carrots, celery and onion.
  • Cook and stir until beef is well browned.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add consomme and one carton of beef broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add barley.
  • Add enough of the second carton of beef broth to get your desired thickness.
  • Bring to a second boil, lower heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Cover and turn off heat.
  • Let sit on the stove top for 1 hour. Stir well and serve.

Notes

I find barley in the rice section of my grocery store.