Instant Pot Beef and Barley is a total comfort soup. Tender and flavorful beef, barley, and veggies in a savory broth.
Serve up this Instant Pot barley soup any day of the week for a quick and easy dinner idea. Simple, healthy, and loaded with nutrients to boost you for the day.
Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup
The snow is already falling for the year, and temperatures are getting colder. To warm us up, I whipped up my favorite instant pot soup!
What To Serve With Beef And Barley Soup
- Buttered bread or dinner rolls
- Grilled cheese
- Oyster crackers or saltines
This soup can easily be a meal in one. Or add in other items to spread the soup farther.
Does Beef and Barley Soup Store Well
This Instant Pot soup stores really well. You can store for up to three days in the fridge. I always think day 2 soups have a bit more flavor!
Great for meal prepping for quick lunches or even a meal for dinner down the line.
Can You Freeze Beef and Barley Soup
You can freeze this soup if you would like. Just allow room at top of the container for the soup to expand as it freezes.
Then store in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat. Or run cool water over the container for a quick thaw.
Can I Make Beef And Barley Soup On Stovetop
Yes, you can. Just follow the directions below and then let the soup simmer until the beef is cooked through and the soup has time to marinate the flavors.
The Instant Pot is fantastic about really infusing the flavors as it cooks. If you are hesitant to go for it. The pressure cooker gives you a fast cook time, incredible flavor, and a hands-off approach as it cooks.
More Instant Pot Soups you will love:
- Panera’s Copy Cat Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
- World’s Best White Chicken Chili
- Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- The Ultimate Corn Chowder
- Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli
Can I Add In Different Vegetables to Soup
Yes, feel free to search through your kitchen and use vegetables you need to get used up. The biggest thing is since you are using your pressure cooker you want to ensure your veggies will hold up.
I find frozen or fresh vegetables are best. Peel and slice or toss in straight from the freezer. Create flavors that you feel will taste good in your soup.
Soup recipes are always so versatile! So get creative or stick to the recipe below. Either way, you have a savory and total comfort food soup to serve up family or guests!
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- 3 large carrots chopped
- 1 pound beef stewing meat
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 sprigs thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup barley ( I used quick barley)
- 2 cups cubed potatoes
- Place pot on saute
- Add oil, onions, garlic, celery, and carrots.
- Cook 2-3 minutes until onions are tender.
- Add stew meat
- Add broth
- Add thyme sprig and bay leaf
- Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes
- Do a quick release
- Add barley and potatoes
- Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
- Do a quick release
- remove the thyme and bay leaf and serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g