Thursday, November 30, 2006

Slow Cooking Thursday

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There's nothing like simmering soup on a cold winter day, and since there has been snow and freezing temperatures, I figured this was the perfect recipe to share. Enjoy!!!

Classic Beef-Barley Soup

* 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 2/3 cup pearl barley
* 3 to 4 medium carrots, diced
* 3 ribs celery, diced
* 1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes
* 3 1/2 to 4 cups beef broth
* 2 c. water
* 1 (10 1/2 oz.) can tomato soup (optional)
* 1 bay leaf
* 1/4 c. minced parsley
* Salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic in skillet; drain well. Transfer meat mixture to slow cooker; add barley and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high 1 hour then on low 5-6 hours.
Serves 6.


  1. I was just getting ready to look up some good crock pot recipes!!!

  2. Beef Barley soup is DELICIOUS!!! I'm sooo glad that you shared this recipe!!

    Mrs. U

  3. I have never had beef barley. I'm going to have to try this. It looks so good.

  4. My grandmother used to make beef barley soup, thanks for the recipe!

  5. That's definitely a soup I'm going to try. I love making homemade soups in the winter, and this one is too easy to pass up!

  6. Hi Sandra,
    How are you feeling? The new stove dh got me a few weeks ago has a built in crock pot. I can't wait to try it soon.
    The soup sound wonderful.
    Mrs Q

  7. I have some barley I've been needing to try so maybe I'll give this one a go.

  8. How shows you posted this at 7:22 this morning, but I posted my recipe this morning and I kept checking your blog so I could link to it, but there weren't any new posts showing until now! Frustrating!

    Thanks for the soup recipe - I can always use that!

  9. Sounds very good...and I'm making my grocery list!

  10. This one looks yummy. I will try it next week. Thanks

  11. yum um!!!

    Check out my thursday!


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