Recipes and Cooking Barley Beef Soup 3.8 (19) 1 Review 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 ⅔ 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 Directions 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. 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 168 Calories 4g Fat 20g Carbs 13g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.