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Homemade Beef Barley Soup With Ground Beef

Homemade Beef Barley Soup With Ground Beef

  • Total Time: 1 hour


Beef, veggies and barley come together as a delicious, simple and comforting soup.


  1. 500g lean ground beef
  2. 2 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 2 carrots, diced
  6. 1 stalk celery, chopped
  7. 1 can diced tomatoes, 28oz undrained
  8. 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  9. 1 cup green beans, chopped (fresh, frozen or canned)
  10. 1/2 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  11. 1/2 cup green peas (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  12. 2/3 cup pot barley
  13. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  14. 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  15. 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  16. 1 bay leaf
  17. salt & pepper, to taste
  18. 6 cups beef broth


  1. Cook ground beef in large soup pot. Break it apart with a wooden spoon and cook until all the ground beef has browned.
  2. Drain the beef fat.
  3. Remove the beef from pot and set aside.
  4. Using same pot, add olive oil and cook onions and garlic over medium heat until softened.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients, including the ground beef, to the pot containing the onions and garlic.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes with the lid on or until barley is cooked.
  8. Remove bay leaf.
  9. Serve.


Feel free to leave out any of the following: green pepper, green beans, peas, corn. Or replace with a similar vegetable that you like better.

The soup will thicken overnight. You may want to add a bit of broth or water to thin it out when reheating.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Soup

Keywords: beef barley soup

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