Classic Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 50 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2
pounds beef boneless chuck, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
medium carrots, cut lengthwise in half, then cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
cup uncooked pearl barley
2
cartons (32 ounces each) Progresso™ beef flavored broth
1 1/2
cups frozen sweet peas (from 1-pound bag)
1
cup frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-pound bag)

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, beef, salt and pepper in oil 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned.
  • 2 Spoon beef mixture into 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in carrots, barley and broth.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 Increase heat setting to High. Stir in frozen peas and corn. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until peas and corn are hot.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Freeze extra soup in individual serving-size portions, then pop in the microwave for a fast, easy supper when everyone's schedule is different.

Warm a loaf of whole wheat bread while the soup simmers, and creamy butter. Baked apples sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of brown sugar are a great finish to this hearty winter meal.

The great thing about pearl barley is how long it lasts. This grain has a long shelf life of 6 to 9 months if stored in an airtight container. If your pantry is cooler than 68°, barley can last even longer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
274.8
Calories from Fat
135
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Cholesterol
63.5mg
21%
Sodium
1085.5mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
29.3g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
27.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
8.20%
8%
Calcium
3%
3%
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.