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Beef Barley Soup

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 1 hr
  • serves: 4 people

There's nothing better on a chilly day, than a bowl of this hearty soup...it's so satisfying and simple to prepare, you'll want to make it again and again.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $10.39

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steakor top round steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups Swanson® Beef Broth or 50% Less Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 medium carrot, sliced (about 1 cup)

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Tip: Substitute 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley for the pearl barley. Cook for 12 minutes (or according to the package directions) or until the barley is tender.
  • Step 1

    Heat the water in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.  Add the barley.  Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 40 minutes or until the barley is tender, stirring occasionally.  Drain the barley well in a colander.

  • Step 2

    Cook the beef in a 4-quart saucepan until well browned, stirring often.  Pour off any fat.

  • Step 3

    Stir the mushrooms and garlic in the saucepan and cook until the mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4

    Stir the broth, thyme, black pepper and carrots in the saucepan and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender.  Stir in the barley and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.

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Made With

Calories 236
Total Fat 6 g
Sat. Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 929 mg
Total Carb 15 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 3 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 27 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 17 %DV
Potassium 15 %DV
Calories 236
Total Fat 7 g
Sat. Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 509 mg
Total Carb 15 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 29 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.

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