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Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup

"'This satisfying soup is wonderful for a busy day when you want something hot in a hurry,' assures Lisa Ortis of Drain, Oregon. 'It makes a hearty meal with warm bread and a green salad.'"
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Ingredients

55 m servings
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  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef,m onions and celery until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in the water and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add barley; cover and simmer for 10-20 minutes or until barley is tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Transfer to three 1-qt. freezer containers; cover and freeze for up to 3 months.

Footnotes

  • To use frozen soup: Thaw in the refrigerator; place in a saucepan and heat through.

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First - you don't need salt! The soup and tomatoes are PLENTY salty! I strayed from the recipe a bit, used less water, and less basil (1/4 tsp), 2 cloves of fresh crushed garlic, 1/2 can of to...

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My family and I were actually moderately disappointed in this recipe, given the outstanding reviews. We thought it turned out lumpy, grey, bland, and a bit greasy. The flavor was good, however -...

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My family and I were actually moderately disappointed in this recipe, given the outstanding reviews. We thought it turned out lumpy, grey, bland, and a bit greasy. The flavor was good, however -...

I accidentally used regular barley instead of quick-cooking, which I think made it a 3-star recipe, rather bland and had to doctor up a lot. I'd assume that the quick-cooking doesn't cook up to ...

First - you don't need salt! The soup and tomatoes are PLENTY salty! I strayed from the recipe a bit, used less water, and less basil (1/4 tsp), 2 cloves of fresh crushed garlic, 1/2 can of to...

Made it yesterday and it was awesome, thanks for a great recipe! I did, however, leave the celery out because we don't like it.

This soup was good once I added alot of additional seasonings. It seemed to have too much barley so I watered it down with more broth to make it more soup like also. It is a good starter though....

Very bland. This soup needed a lot of "doctoring."

I added 2 bay leaves, carrots and garlic with beef when browning and later 1/2 tsp thyme, parsely, and 1/2 cup frozen peas 30 minutes before done. It was great.

This was good but not great. I would make this again when it's nice and chilly outside.

I followed the recipe exactly, but with few changes. I used a good quality beef instead of the ground beef. I only had regular canned tomatoes, so I added an extra teaspoon of basil and of th...

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