Beef and Vegetable Soup with Barley


This hearty soup filled with beef, barley, and vegetables is one of those classic comfort foods. It’s thick, delicious, and nutritiously packed.


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Beef and Vegetable Soup with Barley
 
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Serves / Yield: 6
Ingredients
  • 650g beef stewing steak, diced
  • salt and black pepper, for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 swedes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Season beef with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat and when hot cook beef in batches until well browned. Remove meat using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until golden.
  3. Add stock and 2 cups of water, stirring well to scrape juices from the base of the pan.
  4. Return meat to pan with pearl barley and bay leaves and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partly covered for 1 hour.
  5. Add the swede and cook, uncovered for a further 30 minutes until tender, adding extra water if too thick.
  6. Stir through parsley and ladle into bowls to serve. Season beef with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat and when hot cook beef in batches until well browned. Remove meat using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  7. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until golden.
  8. Add stock and 2 cups of water, stirring well to scrape juices from the base of the pan.
  9. Return meat to pan with pearl barley and bay leaves and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partly covered for 1 hour.
  10. Add the swede and cook, uncovered for a further 30 minutes until tender, adding extra water if too thick.
  11. Stir through parsley and ladle into bowls to serve.

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