Quick Beef & Barley Soup

January/February 2011

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Quick-cooking barley and sirloin help get this beef-and-barley soup on the table in a snap—and it doubles easily. If leftovers get too thick in the fridge, add a little broth when you reheat it. Serve with crusty bread and a glass of malbec.

Quick Beef & Barley Soup Recipe

9 Reviews for Quick Beef & Barley Soup


I made this soup as the recipe stated and found it to be very bland. So, I tweaked it a bit and it turned out amazing. First, I added a cup of Barley rather than 3/4. I also added beef bouillion cubes to taste as it wasn't "beefy" enough for me. Addtional barley and beef bouillion (Knorr) made it must better! I would recommend this recipe with tweaking!

Awesome soup on a cold day! Quick and healthy!

Great soup! Easy and quick to make! The flavor are complex for how quickly it cooks! My boyfriend And I have both made it and love it each time we make it!

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I love this soup too! I make

I love this soup too! I make it with a half pound hamburger when I'm really in a hurry. Make individual portions and freeze and take to work for lunch

we loved it

I made this last night and it was good. I could not find quick barley, so i used normal barley so i had to cook it for an hour. My husband begged me to add white potatoes so i did. It was filling and good.

i couldn't find quick barley
easy and good

Had this forever and finally made it, it was great! My quasi picky fiance also loved it. My own mistake, I should have sauteed the celery a little longer bc it was kind of crunchy, and I should have taken the meat off a minute before, but these were my issues as I was afraid of overcooking and undercooking the meat. Still, so good! Made the kitchen smell great.

pretty easy, perfect size for 2 people and 2 leftover serving
delicious comfort soup on a cold winter day in Wisconsin

we used regular cooking barley and then added 2 more cups of beef broth and tomato past.


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