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a bowl with beef and barley soup

Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup is comfort food in a bowl. Healthy, filling and affordable, this nutritious dish is made in one pot and reheats amazingly.
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword barley soup, beef barley soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 384kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 lb beef cut in cubes
  • 8 oz mushrooms chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 tbsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper adjust to taste


  • In a preheated pot, brown beef with oil.
    beef browning in a dutch oven
  • Add onion, carrot and mushrooms to the beef and sauté until veggies turn slightly golden.
    veggies and mushrooms added to the pot with beef
  • Add salt, pepper, bay leaves and galic to the mix.
    beef and seasoning in a dutch oven
  • Pour beef broth and allow everything to simmer on medium heat for 45 minutes with the lid on.
    A pot with beef and barley
  • Add barley and cook for 20 more minutes or until it's fully cooked. Serve right away.
    A pot with beef and barley


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1403mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1274IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg