This recipe for beef and barley soup is one of my family’s favourite soups. It is so filling and warming–a real comfort food. And the best part is it’s so easy to make!
This soup is perfect when you want a rich and flavourful soup that’s packed with meat and veggies. This is the kind of soup that you will actually love for its health benefits and taste. So there’s no reason to feel guilty about eating a bowl or two. Check out the very easy recipe you need to try now.
Comforting Beef and Barley Soup Recipe
- 2 pounds ground beef (minced beef) - grass-fed
- 1 medium yellow onion - chopped
- 3 stalks celery - chopped
- 4 medium carrots - peeled and sliced
- 1 quart beef stock (beef broth or beef bouillon) - homemade is best
- 1 quart tomato - canned
- 2 cups water
- 1 small bay leaf (bay leaves)
- 2 teaspoon Himalayan salt (pink salt)
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- In a large soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of lard.
- Add ground beef (grass-fed beef is as nutritious as salmon, with the same Omega-3 fatty acids that doctors are always raving about) and brown over medium heat. When meat is almost browned, add onion, celery and carrot and continue to cook and brown the meat, about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients (for the instructions on how to make your own broth, see the post on this website), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 2 hours or until barley is tender. This can also be cooked all day on low in the crock pot for a hot meal that’s ready when you get home from work. Discard bay leaf and serve. Or you can leave the bay leaf in as the “straw” determining who will wash up the dishes.