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Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

  • Author: colorfulrecipes.com
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Soup

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Stewing Meat – 2 lbs beef
  • Onions – 1.5 cups chopped
  • Garlic – 3 cloves minced
  • Celery – 1 cup chopped
  • Carrots – 2 cups chopped
  • Zucchini – 1 cup chopped
  • Peas – 1 cup frozen
  • Corn – 1 cup frozen
  • Kosher Salt – 1.5 tsp or to taste
  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Cinnamon – 1 tsp ground
  • All Spice – 1 tsp ground
  • Bay Leaves – 3
  • Water – 8 cups
  • Pearl Barley – 3/4 cup
  • Chicken Bouillon – (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large soup pot on medium heat.
  2. Add beef, salt, pepper, cinnamon and all spice and mix well.
  3. Brown for a few minutes. If you see water/juices, keep browning until all liquids evaporate.
  4. When meat is browned, add the onion and garlic and sauté until tender. This step is very aromatic!
  5. Add celery, carrots, zucchini and stir well.
  6. Add water, bay leaves, chicken bouillon (optional) & bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to low and cover.
  8. Simmer for 1.5 hours. The meat will be super tender!
  9. Add the barley and simmer for 20 minutes.
  10. Add frozen peas, corn and keep simmering for an additional 15 minutes.
  11. Discard bay leaves and serve!

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