Slow Cooker Beefy Wild Mushroom and Barley Soup

Slow Cooker Beefy Wild Mushroom and Barley Soup

Beef-flavored broth is the robust base for a full-flavored soup loaded with beef, mushrooms and barley.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

8:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1 1/2
lb boneless beef bottom round steak, trimmed of fat, cut into 1-inch cubes
5
cups sliced assorted fresh wild mushrooms, such as portabella, shiitake, oyster and/or porcini (about 10 oz total)
3
medium carrots, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2
leeks, trimmed, cut in half lengthwise, rinsed and sliced crosswise (about 1 1/2 cups)
2
large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup uncooked pearl barley
5 1/4
cups Progresso® beef flavored broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1/2
cup dry sherry or Progresso® beef flavored broth
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  1. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix ingredients.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours. Stir well before serving.
Makes 8 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
To prepare leeks, first trim off any root ends and the dark green leafy tops. Cut the white to light green bulbs in half lengthwise, and rinse all of the layers under running water to remove any dirt. Thinly slice, and you’re good to go!
Make preparation easier by purchasing sliced mushrooms from the produce section of your grocery store. There may also be a packaged assortment of sliced wild mushrooms.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 760mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.