Beef Barley Soup

beef barley soup

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This easy recipe for slow cooker beef barley soup is not only hearty and delicious, but it makes enough for supper and leftovers and then some!


  • 2 pounds chuck roast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 packets beef bouillon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 5 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Combine everything but carrots and parsley in slow cooker and stir to mix. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  2. Just before serving, put carrots in microwave-safe dish with about 1/8 cup water. Microwave for 4 minutes. Add carrots to soup with parsley.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings (I usually end up adding a bit more salt and pepper).
  4. Serve. And serve. And serve.

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