Beef Barley Soup

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


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.

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.

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