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Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and Barley Soup

This hearty Beef & Barley Soup can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove top. Serve with crusty bread or a salad for a delicious meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 - 1 ½ lb cubed stew beef
  • ½ c chopped yellow onion
  • ½ c chopped celery
  • 1 c diced carrots
  • ¾ c dry barley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 c beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ c water


  • In a slow cooker, combine the stew meat, onion, celery, carrots, bay leaf and broth.
  • Cook the soup on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the salt and pepper, to taste.
  • If you'd like your soup to be a little thicker, combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Whisk into the soup and let cook on low for a few more minutes.
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