Beef Barley Soup

A hearty soup with beef, mushrooms and barley (you can also use rice if you can't find barley) perfect for enjoying in large bowls, in front of a roaring fire.   It's an easy dish to put together, but takes a bit of time, so make this early in the day (or the day before).

Beef Barley Soup

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Serves: 6 Total Time: 1 hour ad 30 minutes


  • Ingredients:
  • 3 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 6 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 lb. meaty beef or veal shanks
  • 8 cups of beef broth (you can also use chicken broth)
  • One 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup barley
  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. fresh cremini mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 Tbs. chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 Tbs. sour cream (optional)


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