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Healthy Beef Barley Soup

Healthy Beef Barley Soup Recipe is a delicious, cozy dinner. Made with only a few ingredients in your instant pot, crockpot or stove top. This easy soup is a healthier version of an old fashioned recipe - truly the best beef barley soup!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef barley soup, healthy beef barley soup, instant pot beef barley soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 324kcal
WW Freestyle Points 10

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots sliced in small pieces
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 1 cup pearl barley uncooked
  • 1 parmesan cheese rind (optional)

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Turn instant pot on sauté setting. Heat olive oil. Sauté stew meat until slightly brown, approximately 10 minutes
  • When meat is browned, add spices, veggies, tomato paste, broth + barley to the pot (all uncooked). Stir to combine
  • Set pot to sealing, pressure cook for 10 minutes. Allow the pot to natural release for 15 minutes. After it's done, quick release remaining pressure.
  • Remove bay leaves + parmesan cheese rind. Stir + enjoy!

Crockpot Instructions

  • Optional, but recommended: In a pot, heat olive oil. Sauté meat until slightly brown, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add browned meat and all remaining ingredients into the slow cooker. Stir until combined and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-6 hours.
  • Remove bay leaves + parmesan cheese rind. Stir + enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions

  • In a pot, heat olive oil. Sauté meat until slightly brown, approximately 10 minutes.
  • When meat is browned, add spices, tomato paste, veggies, broth + barley to the pot (all uncooked). Stir to combine.
  • Turn the pot on high and bring the soup to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes until.
  • Remove bay leaves + parmesan cheese rind. Stir + enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Beef Barley Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1302mg57%
Potassium 798mg23%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 5464IU109%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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