Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beef Barley Soup

Last night I made Beef Barley soup for the first time. I had it growing up but never made it for our family. Shelby loved it and had 2 bowls; and Shaun isn't a soup fan and "secretly" had 2 bowls too. I am sure there are tons of different recipes out there it but this is the Quick version that I used.

Beef Barley Soup

1 lb ground beef
2 medium onions chopped
1/2 cup celery chopped (I used my food storage Freeze dried celery)
3 cups water
1 cup quick cooking Barley
2 (14 1/2oz) cans beef broth (I made my own with beef bullion)
2 (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
2 TBL Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried basil

Cook the beef, onions and celery together until meat is brown and veggies are tender(I used my Pampered chef mix n chop, if you don't have one get one, it is the best for ground meats), drain. In a stock pot add the beef and veggies, water, and broth; bring to a boil. add barley and simmer 10-20 minutes until the barley is tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Serve or freeze up to 3 months.

Hope you enjoy as much as we did.


Lisa said...

It sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try it!