Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Warm up with a bowl of this hearty, homemade vegetable beef barley soup.

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Total time: 2 Hours, 00 Minutes

Yield: 8-12

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. beef or steak, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes (or 1 bouillon pack)
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup barley uncooked (quick-cooking)
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (about 3 cups)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 extra bouillon cubes (or 1 extra bouillon pack

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown the beef in the olive oil.
  2. Once the beef has browned, add the garlic, 1 cup of water, bouillon, bay leaf, and salt & pepper.
  3. Reduce heat, cover the pot and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. After one hour, add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
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