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Beef Barley Soup Recipe

Loaded with nutritious veggies, tender beef and plump barley, it’s a complete meal in a bowl!

This homemade beef barley soup can be made ahead of time and freezes well making it the perfect family dinner!

Beef Barley Soup in a pot with a ladle

All of my favorite soups are fully loaded with goodies including veggies and grains, this Beef Barley Soup definitely fits the bill!

It is a rich and hearty barley soup that leaves you completely satisfied and warms every inch of your body!

It screams comfort food, like mom used to make and is perfect served up with a side of buttermilk biscuits and a side salad!

Beef Barley Soup

This homemade beef barley soup is loaded with nutritious veggies, tender beef and plump barley. It’s a complete meal in a bowl!


▢1 tablespoon olive oil

▢1 onion chopped

▢1 garlic clove minced

▢2 carrots sliced

▢1 rib celery sliced

▢2 cups cooked beef


▢6 cups reduced sodium beef broth

▢1 can petite diced tomatoes 14-15 oz, undrained

▢½ green pepper diced

▢⅔ cup barley

▢1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

▢¼ teaspoon dried thyme

▢1 package beef gravy mix

▢1 bay leaf

▢2 tablespoons red wine optional

▢2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried

▢salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook onions and garlic in oil over medium heat until softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered about 40-50 minutes or until barley is cooked.
  • Remove bay leaf and serve.


Soup may thicken upon cooling, add extra broth (or water) to reach desired consistency.

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