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Beef Barley Soup with Tomatoes

Beef Barley Soup with Tomatoes - a wholesome comfort food soup with a deep, rich beef broth and a little sweetness from canned tomatoes. A great winter warm up soup.
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword barley, beef, soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings or more
Calories 291 kcal


  • 2 pounds beef roast cut in small cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large red onion , diced small
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 8 cups good beef stock (no sodium added or low sodium if you are using store-bought stock)
  • 32 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 4 large carrots , diced small
  • 4 large celery stalks , diced small
  • 1 small turnip , diced small (optional)
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme or oregano
  • ½ cup barley


  1. In a 3 to 4 quart dutch oven, season the diced beef with salt and pepper. Brown the beef over medium high heat in the olive oil. Add the garlic and onions.
  2. Cook for an additional few minutes until the onions are softened. Add 1 cup of the beef stock, cover and roast at 350 degrees for about an hour to braise the beef.
  3. Remove from oven and add all of the remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer over low heat until the vegetables are tender and the barley is fully cooked, about 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Barley Soup with Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 819mg23%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 5320IU106%
Vitamin C 19.7mg24%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.