Kelly's Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom, and Barley Soup Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2013
Delicious! I used tomato sauce, exactly like the recipe called for.
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Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2013
Really loved having this on the counter. Smelled so good! Tasted even better. Added a lot of celery for extra chunks. Two bay leaves are important to the taste of this dish. Pearl barley was so delicious to this soup.
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Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2013
We thought the barley was overpowering. Very boring taste. Followed the recipe- only addition was some red wine which didn't help. So disappointed!
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Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2014
This was very flavorful. I did not use the barley-I cooked it and rice on the side (I loathe barley) and let everyone add what the wanted and how much. There is no need to change a thing. Everyone loved it
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Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2014
This tastes amazing.
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Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2015
UPDATE: after writing my original review my husband and I heated the leftovers up for lunch and ended up throwing it away. It had a very weird almost slimy texture to it. Maybe the barley breaking down a bit too much overnight. Very unpleasant. I'd possibly make this again (with changes) but definitely not save any leftovers. ORIGINAL REVIEW: Made this yesterday and my family thought it was ok. If I make it again I'll add some spices or heavily season the beef and then sear first to add more flavor. I would also add celery. I found the recipe as written to be tasty but a bit bland. I'll make it again with subtle changes and see how it goes. It sure made the kitchen smell great!
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Cooking Level: Beginning

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Living In: Lake Arrowhead, California, USA

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