Beef Barley Soup

When most folks think of barley, they picture it served up in a delicious soup. I'm no exception! This is a hearty soup that's a meal in itself.—Jan Spencer, McLean, Saskatchewan

Directions In a soup kettle, combine ribs, water, tomatoes, onion, salt if desired and pepper; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until...

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Cooking time: 115 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
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  • 2 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

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