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Crockpot Beef Barley Soup

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Crockpot Beef Barley soup is a filling healthy soup that is loaded with all kinds of flavor. It is the ultimate comfort food loaded with vegetables, beef, and barley for an easy and delicious meal.

Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup

Crockpot Beef Barley Soup

Crockpot beef barley soup is a recipe that takes very little effort to make that everyone loves. It is the perfect recipe for those cool crisp fall days that help you warm up inside. 

I love that this recipe is easily made early in the day that we can enjoy for dinner just like our slow cooker potato soup

How to make beef barley soup in the crockpot

  • brown meat
brown meat for beef and barley
  • add all ingredients to the slow cooker
add broth to beef and barley soup
  • Cook on high for 6 hours
beef and barley soup in the slow cooker

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If your soup is not as thick as you desire, add a water and cornstarch mixture to help thicken it more. 
  • Use a tough cut of meat for this recipe. I love picking up a chuck roast for this soup when they are on sale at the store and freezing. 
  • For even more flavor brown the meat prior to adding it to your crockpot. This helps seal in the juices of the meat. 
  • Potatoes are a great addition to this soup to make it even more hearty. 
  • To prevent your barley from becoming mushy you can cook it separately. If you plan on storing it, I highly recommend this. 
  • You can adapt this recipe to cook on the stove if desired. 
bowl of beef and barley soup

Storage

This soup makes the perfect leftovers! I love to store it in individual airtight containers for quick on the go meals. 

Fridge

Store your leftover beef barley soup in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

beef barley soup in crockpot

Freezer

This soup freezes great. You will want to store it in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. To thaw, place in the fridge overnight. 

What goes with beef barley soup?

Beef barley is packed full of vegetables and protein making it a complete meal. If you would like to serve with a salad or bread it is a great addition. 

Love soups? Try these great recipes!

Instant Pot Split Pea Ham Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Or Try this Slow Cooker chicken cacciatore

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Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup

Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Crockpot Beef Barley soup is a filling healthy soup that is loaded with all kinds of flavor. It is the ultimate comfort food loaded with vegetables, beef, and barley for an easy and delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced 
  • 2 ribs celery chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup barley
  • 6 cups beef broth 
  • 2 tbsp. better than bouillon beef base
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. over medium heat add stew meat and olive oil. Cook until brown. (optional)
  2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker
  3. stir mixture
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 719mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

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