Beef and Barley Soup

This is a very hearty soup that is super easy to make.

1 pound lean beef stew meat, cubed
1/4 of an onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 15 oz can mushrooms, drained
2 cups homemade beef broth
2 1/2 cups water (Use however much you need to get the “soup-i-ness” that you want)
1/2 cup pearled barley
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley to garnish (optional)

1.Brown the sides of the beef cubes in a large saucepan with onion and crushed garlic. Once all sides have browned, add the beef broth and water.
2.Bring to a boil, then add the pearled barley. Let cook at a rolling boil for 20 minutes.
3.Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe adapted from $5 Dollar Dinners


Hilary's Corner said...

I just saw this recipe for the first time..(I love reading your blog,our cooking style are very similar!)This is my finances favorite soup so I will definitely have to try it...