Beef Barley Soup

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This homemade beef barley soup is loaded with nutritious veggies, tender beef and plump barley. It’s a complete meal in a bowl!


PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 50 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes
SERVINGS: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 2 cups cooked beef
  • 6 cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes 14-15 oz, undrained
  • ½ green pepper diced
  •  cup barley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 package beef gravy mix
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons red wine optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook onions and garlic in oil over medium heat until softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered about 40-50 minutes or until barley is cooked.
  • Remove bay leaf and serve.


Soup may thicken upon cooling, add extra broth (or water) to reach desired consistency.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 149, Carbohydrates: 15gProtein: 10gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 385mgPotassium: 623mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2680IUVitamin C: 9.7mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1.5mg

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