Beef Barley Mushroom Soup
Recipe type: Soup, Beef
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Serves: Serves 6
Old fashioned beef barley soup that I learned from my grandmother.
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless short ribs or stewing beef
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 carrots slices
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • salt and pepper
  • dried thyme to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup barley
  1. Brown the short ribs or stewing beef in oil. Add the onions and cook until transparent. Cover with the water and beef broth and cook meat until tender. Mine took about 1 hour. You should be able to shred it easily.
  2. Add the remaining vegetables except for mushrooms. Cook for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in the mushrooms and barley. Cook over medium heat until the barley is fully cooked, about 20 - 30 minutes adding more water or broth if necessary.
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