Kelly's Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom, and Barley Soup

Kelly's Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom, and Barley Soup

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"I tinkered with a few recipes and came up with this one. I have tinkered with this recipe and added celery once and leeks another time, for me all it did was add to the chunkiness, not the flavor; but that's really up to your preference."
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6 h 20 m servings 359 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 34.6 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Stir beef stock, tomato sauce, water, onion, carrot, barley, mushrooms, and garlic together in a slow cooker.
  2. Season beef chunks with garlic salt, salt, and black pepper; add to the beef stock mixture. Add bay leaves to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on Low until the soup thickens and the beef is tender, about 6 hours.
  4. Remove and discard the bay leaves to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you have time you can brown the beef, but it's just as good without the beef browned because the slow cooker makes the beef very tender.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 12 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Delicious! I used tomato sauce, exactly like the recipe called for.

Most helpful critical review

Smelled great but lot of timely prep and ingredients for a bland soup.

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Delicious! I used tomato sauce, exactly like the recipe called for.

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 ...

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. Everyo...

I have made this beef barley soup many,many times and we love it...did cut down barley to 3/4 cup. Thanks for a wonderful recipe that works every time.

This tastes amazing.

Smelled great but lot of timely prep and ingredients for a bland soup.

I think this is a good recipe but needs to have less barley. I would do everything the same but with half the barley. It smelled delicious all day but was a little disappointing when I didn't ...

UPDATE: after writing my original review my husband and I heated the leftovers up for lunch. It had a very weird almost slimy texture to it. Maybe the barley breaking down a bit too much overnig...

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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