Hearty Vegetable Soup with Barley
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Savory, flavorful soup packed with veggies, made hearty by barley, and featuring ground beef or leftover beef or pork roast.
Recipe type: Soup, Meal
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 servings
Grocery List
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 9 cups chicken or beef stock (or a combination of the two)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 1-2 lbs. cooked pork loin or beef roast
  • 3-5 cups of varied vegetables, fresh or frozen (examples: corn, beans, peas, kale, squash,)
  • 2 c. diced tomatoes
Here's how...
  1. Add a couple T. of olive oil to a soup pot and turn the heat up to medium-heat. Add the veggie mixture and saute for a few minutes until they are softened a bit. If you are using ground beef, brown it with the onions and after draining add the other vegetables.
  2. Add 2 cloves of garlic.
  3. Next, add 9 cups of chicken or beef stock or a combination of the two, as well as the bay leaf, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and either pearl barley or potatoes. Also add the remaining vegetables.
  4. Bring the whole thing to a boil and let the veggies tenderize and all the flavors marry for an hour.
  5. A half hour before serving add the beef or pork roast and the tomatoes and let them simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Check the seasonings and add more as needed.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/hearty-vegetable-soup-with-barley/