Monday, November 25, 2013

Beef Barley Winter Soup

Beef Barley Winter Soup | Cooking on the Front Burner #Beefsoup #wintersoup's cold outside! This past week we have had some snow and a lot colder temps!  When I get home from work, I don't want to go out of the house again and it's only November.  Even colder temps are ahead of us.... why don't I live in FL?  Well, then I would probably complain about the heat :) 

But I do have a cure to warm you up.  This is categorized a soup but I always end up putting more ingredients in and it turns out more stew-like.  I love the veggies and barley; it makes for a great combination.

Beef Barley Winter Soup

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Serves 8-10
  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat; 1” cubes
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes (juice too)
  • 3 Tbl tomato paste
  • 1 cube beef bouillion
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 ounces red wine
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  1. In dutch oven or soup pot, brown meat in oil and cook until most liquid evaporates on medium-high heat (about 15 minutes); add shallot about 5 minutes before
  2. Add water, broth, celery, carrots, tomatoes, tomato paste, bouillon, seasonings and wine.
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35 minutes.
  4. Stir in barley and simmer an additional 15 minutes
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What's one of your go to warm-me-up meals? Soup, Stew?  Something else?

Beef Barley Winter Soup | Cookig on the Front Burner #wintersoup #beefbarley

I know some of you aren't fans of mushrooms so I didn't list them in the recipe, but if you wanted to add, cook along with the shallots - my shroom of choice is the baby bella.  I love how it holds up in soups and stews.

Well, time to go and hibernate!


  1. It's been cold here too - no snow yet but I hear it's coming. We have soup a lot during the winter too and I love the sound of this Beef Barley Soup. It looks incredible and super comforting. Hope you stay warm and thanks for sharing Deb :)

  2. Ooh this looks so comforting! I would love some of this soup right now!

  3. I love beef barley soup - Deb, this looks fabulous! It's cold, rainy, a little icy and a perfect night for this soup! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe - pinning! Hope you are having a good week!

  4. You are too funny Deb. I'm with you, I would complain about the humidity if I lived in FL!! Your soup looks amazing, and perfect now that it is winter in Iowa as well :(


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