Beef & Barley Soup

With a medley of barley, beef and vegetables, this thick, stew-like soup is brimming with flavor and texture. Every spoonful will warm you from head to toe on cold winter evenings.—Rachel...

Directions In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Brown beef in drippings. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute the...

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Cooking time: 120 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 8 cups beef broth, divided
  • 4 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 4 fresh thyme sprigs, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

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