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January 4, 2009

Beef and Barley Soup

Filed under: Beef, Main Dish, Soup, Vegetables — Tags: — bettylou79 @ 5:48 am

Ahh! The crock pot is becoming my good friend! Now, if only it had a better home than in a closet on a high shelf with stuff stacked on top of the box! I love apartment living! Can’t you tell? I would love to incorporate it into our menu rotation once a week. We’ll see how I do!

This soup came together quite quickly, even though I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all my leftover barley that I have! Recipes would be appreciated! The only glitch that I had was finding French onion soup in my regular grocery store! They were sold out. I really hate going to two different stores in one trip!

My husband and I will eating this for leftovers this weekend. I’m so sneaky, I even scheduled leftovers on the menu!

Enjoy! Check out my new soup tureens from Crate and Barrel from my friend Brooke! Thanks!


Beef and Barley Soup

source: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes


Nonstick cooking spray

12 oz boneless beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

4 cups water

1 10 1/2 oz can condensed French onion soup

1 cup grated carrot

1/2 medium pearl barley

1 tsp dried thyme or oregano, crushed


Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. In hot skillet cook meat until brown. Drain off fat.

In a 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 quart slow cooker combine the meat, water, soup, carrot, barley and thyme.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Season with salt and black pepper.


1 Comment »

  1. Mmm – I need to make some beef & barley soup with some leftover beef I have!

    Comment by joelen — January 4, 2009 @ 11:49 pm

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