Beef Barley Mushroom Soup – Easy beef broth based soup chock full of diced beef roast, grains and vegetables. The barley and mushroom flavors are robust. A full meal in a bowl. Serve with a salad and bread for a complete meal.
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So here are some tips:
Mash the carrots and then add to the soup. They’ll have no idea that they’re in there.
Kids hate mushrooms? Leave ’em out or exchange them for some chopped zucchini or bell peppers.
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- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs beef chuck roast, cubed
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 10 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1¼ cups barley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 8 cups beef broth
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a large stockpot. Add beef and brown for a few minutes. Stir in onion, mushrooms and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until tender.
- Stir in carrots, celery, barley, oregano, basil, beef broth and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 1 hour.
- Discard bay leaf; season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve.
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