Recipes

Beef Barley Soup

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons instant beef bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup medium pearled barley
  1. Combine all ingredients, except barley, in slow cooking pot. Cover and cook at setting #3 (low) for 7 to 9 hours or at setting #5 (high) for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. During last hour of cooking, add barley and continue cooking at same heat setting. Remove bay leaf before serving. Reduce heat to setting #2(low) for serving.