Slow-Cooker Beefy Vegetable-Barley Soup

Come home to a bowl of steaming, delicious soup. A few minutes of prep is all that's needed for this slow cooker meal.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb beef stew meat
1/2
cup frozen chopped onion (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1/2
cup uncooked medium barley
3 1/2
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup water
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 Cut beef into bite-size pieces if desired. In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except mixed vegetables.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in mixed vegetables. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Expert Tips

Stew meat pieces vary in size from store to store. If the pieces are large, cut them in half.

Purchase a bag of chopped onion to keep in the freezer. Take out just what you need to save chopping time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.