Barley Beef Soup


Your search can end here if you're seeking a hearty vegetable-beef soup recipe! With starchy veggies, fiber-rich barley, and savory red meat in the mix, this slow cooker beef barley soup is a meal in a bowl.

Barley Beef Soup
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins


  • 12 ounce beef or lamb stew meat

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4 14 ounce cans lower-sodium beef broth

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • 1 cup peeled parsnip or potato cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

  • cup regular barley

  • ½ cup chopped celery (1 stalk)

  • 1 cup bay leaf

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or basil, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces. In a large skillet, cook meat in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown. Drain off fat.

  2. Transfer meat to a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in broth, undrained tomatoes, onion, parsnip, frozen vegetables, barley, celery, bay leaf, garlic, oregano, and pepper.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
4g Fat
20g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Protein 13g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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