Recipes and Cooking Basil, Beef, and Barley Soup 4.3 (9) 1 Review Fall and winter call for warm, comforting, and flavorful foods. This dish fits the bill perfectly, plus it can be made in 30 minutes! 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 April 1, 2010 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound boneless sirloin steak ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup quick-cooking barley 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained 1 cup packaged peeled fresh baby carrots, bias sliced 1 cup lower-sodium beef broth 3 cup water Small fresh basil leaves (optional) Directions Cut steak into 1/2-inch pieces. In shallow dish combine flour, dried basil, pepper, and salt; add meat and toss to coat. In 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat; cook until browned on all sides. Stir in any remaining flour mixture. Stir in barley, tomatoes, carrots, beef broth, and the water. Bring to a boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls and top with fresh basil, if desired. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 506 Calories 19g Fat 55g Carbs 31g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 506 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 53mg 18% Sodium 1014mg 44% Total Carbohydrate 55g 20% Total Sugars 8g Protein 31g Vitamin C 9.4mg 47% Calcium 121.2mg 9% Iron 4.9mg 27% Potassium 587mg 12% Folate, total 44.4mcg Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.8mg *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.