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Beef Barley Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
Servings 6 servings
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This Beef Barley Soup is an easy, hearty dinner idea that is loaded with tender chunks of beef, barley and vegetables. It's a healthy meal that is perfect for making ahead for a busy week!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword beef barley soup


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lb beef cut into cubes
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 3-4 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 3/4 cup pearl or pot barley rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh parsley


  1. In a large dutch oven or soup pot, brown meat in oil over medium-high heat, just until browned on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook and stir 3-4 minutes, just until onion is translucent.
  3. Add garlic, salt, thyme and pepper and cook and stir 1 minute.
  4. Stir in broth, barley, tomato paste and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until barley and carrots are tender.
  5. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Barley Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1087mg45%
Potassium 886mg25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 5215IU104%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.