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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup
Submitted by:  Robin
 

  

 
 
  Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 8 Hours
 

" A slow cooker makes this the easiest recipe ever. It has become a regular family favorite. So much so, that I was requested to bring it to Christmas Eve dinner. I usually use leftover boneless beef short ribs. "
 
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless lean beef, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 carrots, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
   
Directions
1  

In a skillet over medium heat, saute the beef in the oil for 5 minutes, or until browned. Stir in the salt, pepper and garlic powder and place seasoned meat in a slow cooker. Add a little water to the skillet and stir to pick up the browned bits. Add to the slow cooker.

2  

Add the broth, water, celery, carrots, green onions, parsley and barley. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables and barley are tender. Add the thyme just before serving.

 
 
Makes 10 to 12 servings

 

 
Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 11
amount per serving
Calories 275  
Protein 15g
Total Fat 16g
Sodium 455mg
Cholesterol 41mg
Carbohydrates 18g
Fiber 5g