My kids are 3 and 6 and too often they’re very picky! IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER!!! I guess I got spoiled by Gina's taco soup. Also did you put everything in at once? Eew. Would it be high pressure for the 30 minutes? Can't wait to have a bowl of hot soup with italian bread…YUM!!! Keep them coming! One of my favorite soups growing up was Beef Barley Soup, but this chicken version which is a bit lighter, is also delicious. A recipe I have for chili uses tapioca as a thickener. Good base recipe. I have read every beef barley soup receipe around and yours sounds the best! Great recipe–I always double it and add a rinsed can of Great Northern beans, 8-10 quartered small potatoes, and a handful or 2 of spinach. Thanks so much, loving all of your recipes. So full of flavor! Thank you. Hope this helps anyone else who wants to use their Instant Pot for this recipe! YUMMY! Beef Barley Soup – A comforting hearty bowl of soup made with carrots, celery, onions, lean beef and pearl barley. Everyone wanted seconds and I had zero leftovers!! I couldn't believe how flavorful it was considering there aren't that many ingredients. Made this recipe in my instant pot using the soup function. I was a little weary because there’s no beef stock or broth but boy does this soup have great flavor! I did a few things differently: 1. Just made this today and my husband said he could eat that everyday for the rest of his life. One of my favorites! My family of boys devour this every time. I'm worried that my husband will have eaten the entire pot by the time I get home from work. Thanks Gina! I just made a big pot of chicken soup yesterday. My picky husband even liked this. Simmer covered over low heat until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Then I needed to add a little more than a cup of water after I added the barley because it was soaking up all the liquid. I strongly agree with star519. Simmer an additional 30-35, remove bay leaves and serve. This information will not be used for any purpose other than enabling you to post a comment. Wow, I came across this recipe on Pinterest. I love the chewy texture of barley, which feels like pasta when you eat it. To make Instant Pot chicken barley soup I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. BETTER THAN CLASSIC CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP, IN MY OPINION! I have made it both ways but I  think the turkey is best! I have never made beef barley soup before, but tried this recipe today as a "cook once and eat all week" idea. I did use a bit of beef stock in mine instead of the added salt. Kosher salt is for the outside of food for texture. I’ll be trying the chicken version soon using left over turkey. DON'T skip browning the meat. I love this recipe! It works so well with anything. This was SO good. It didn’t come out very soupy so the next time I make it, I will either be very careful to level off the measuring cup of barley or I will use 8 cups of broth. Thank you so much for this easy and wonderful soup! Oh anonymous….wish I had read ALL the comments before I cooked this soup. On accident. The barley just needs 30 minutes to cook, you could probably seal the lid again and do it in 15 minutes. Excellent soup! The barley didn’t seem to get soft enough in the 30-35 minutes in the recipe…are there different types of barley, like a fast-cooking one? The skin and bones would give the flavor to the chicken but after the chicken cools and is shredded, one can eliminate the fat of the chicken leaching into the broth. BEST SOUP EVER! I used 4 cups of beef broth and 2 cups of water. Great! I’m just curious why this recipe is 3 smart points. Either add a little water since the seasoning from the stock is still in there or maybe make a little cup of bouillon on the side and add that. It’s a one pot meal that’s really simple to make, but it takes a little over an hour for the meat to get tender, so keep that in mind if you’re pressed for time. emilia – I thought barley was gluten free….. It was okay but felt like it was missing something. Thanks for saving dinner again, Gina! I had some chicken breasts to burn up and did a search on “Chicken Soup” and came across this gem. Thanks for the great recipe! Genius! I buy eye round steak in bulk at restaurant warehouse and just slice it up and freeze. And you cannot beat a huge pot of delicious soup ~ I'll gladly eat it for a week or more and re-heat (you can beat a great re-heat either) for lunch each day. This soup is amazing! lol. Just wanted to say thank for you for posting your delicious recipes. I added herbes de provence and about a cup of half and half and a cup of chardonnay, switching out for the cups of broth. I didn’t realize at the time, however, that I’m allergic to barley! Looks like we will have a yummy dinner just a bit later! It’s hearty and healthy and filling! There is no broth in the recipe, just water, the meat makes the broth, or am I missing something?? I’m reading through the comments and would like to try this in the IP but don’t see anywhere that gives that info. Follow the directions for the recipe and cook the meat for the extra half hour that you would use for the barley, ten minutes before it's finished, add rices cauliflower. With that said, my husband (who has the stomach of a billy goat) always says "Just nuke it for an extra minute…" and he has never had food poisoning! Added some curry. So, I ended up trimming that well and using it for the meat. I bet the barley beer went well with the soup. If only my dh would understand that soup like this is a meal. I made this last night and loved it…so did my 7 year old. This would be perfect for the gloomy weather we are having in the Pacific Northwest right now. Get new free recipes and exclusive content delivered right to your inbox: Your email address will not be published. Making it vegan. 'tis the season! I’m new to using the instant pot, do you have any insight as to how you would make this in that? Check out this delicious recipe! This recipe definitely needs something -just not sure what. I used 1lb organic stew beef and couldn't get enough of this recipe. My husband love this! I made this for the family tonight and it was delish! You are amazing and make it fun and delicious to stay on track with ww. Just won’t cook as long I think. When you put this in the crock pot did you add the barley right. I got an electric pressure cooker for Christmas and would like to make this recipe. There's plenty of flavor from the beef and vegetables that basically create a beef broth, but you can sub in beef broth if you wish and leave out the salt. See more ideas about soup recipes, skinny taste recipes, soup. I made the soup for dinner for my son and husband, because I was at work last night. Im going to do this one this week :)). YUM! I'm so happy I have plenty leftover for lunch during the week. Will definitely make it again. For those of you who do this in the crock pot… at what setting and how long? Soup certainly is perfect for these cold days! It really does freeze well. The only difference is she used a large can of beef broth and a large can of tomatoes that she chopped. Thanks again Gina for yet another tasty meal . My husband lived it as well. Simmer covered over low heat until the meat is soft, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. I did a taste test at 35 minutes, and they were still too firm. This was my favorite soup when I was growing up. Can I ask. Get recipes & exclusive content via email: You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. My local grocery store carries beef round stew meet that has been through a meet tenderizer. Pingback: BEEF BARLEY SOUP AND A NEW RECIPE SERIES – Trials of a Thirty Something. Here’s hoping! The soup is delicious. So halfway through this recipe I got nervous it would be bland so I added a tsp each of oregano and thyme, 1/4 c of fire roasted tomatoes (it’s what I had leftover) a beef buillon cube, a splash of Worcestershire sauce (after it had cooked- not sure if this makes a difference) and added in potatoes when the soup with barley was about 15 minutes away from being done. I wasn’t sure what my toddler would think, but I fed it to her anyway and to my surprise she ate it. I also would recommend searing the meat, removing, deglazing, then doing the veggies. You are so very welcome! It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top. Because it won’t simmer I’m going to use beef broth instead of water. Wow, Gina, this looks like another winner! I did add a tablespoon of beef bouillon but that was the only change. I'm not quite sure where I went wrong with this recipe. Just wondering how/if the cooking should be altered if using whole barley. Nutrition. I have the old school kind you put on the stove and I just love how the flavors come out. . Thanks for the recipe! What setting would you use for this in the instant pot? I'm sure it is filling.. I added a dollop of sour cream to my bowl and was in heaven. We use 4 cups of low sodium beef broth and 2 cups water and no additional salt. Can the barley not cook under pressure? This was AMAZING. Today I made your beef barley soup and thought of if I can make it with chicken. Thanks Gina. Do not use any spices except S&P. The fact that they are similar doesn't surprise me since it is has a basic soup base. I also added 3 beef boullion cubes to my original 6 cups of water. If so, when should I put in the barley? Then I assume you do the saute function to cook the barley? I think even my three year old will like this! I dredged the beef in a flour/salt/pepper mix before browning it so that it turned out a little thicker. It is excellent. Since its just me and the boyfriend, we never eat a full pot roast. Would quinoa or farro work? Thanks, Gina. Chicken fell off the bone and easy to shred. @ashley … Honestly some people are envious of others success. I also might try making this with lamb stewing cubes. You only changed the thighs to breasts, didn't mention pearl barley, added bay leaves. Have a wonderful weekend. I made this last night and it was lovely. Can't wait to try it . It made a slightly thicker broth. Reminds me of my Gram’s & Momma’s! Why would you want to make such nasty comments. I agree, I love my pressure cooker. After last week (when I had a really bad cold, and lost my voice for two days), soups are my favourites! I love your recipes and frankly…I don't care where your recipes come from…they are AWESOME!! You can also freeze this soup in portions to eat later. So I threw in a half can of diced tomatoes and juice which was better. So pressure cooking would cut it down by about 1/2-1hr. Also, i noticed when it was done there was not too much liquid so i had to add some more low sodium broth. Hey Amanda! As the days get colder, warm up with a bowl of. I just don't think I'd want to eat soup for dinner. Hate that:(. Very yummy!! It is hearty and filling. I subbed in one can of beef broth, and then rather than let it simmer on the stove, I put my dutch oven into the oven at 300 for a couple of hours before adding the barley. They loved it too! I have made many of your recipes! I love it! It was DELICIOUS! Not too heavy not too light. I am not on weight watchers but I enjoy cooking more knowing I am not going to feel guilty afterwards, so thank you! HI! When I go into my brother's room with a spoonful for him to taste test and he comes into the kitchen 3 minutes later asking for more, I think I got an approval on this one! And my family did not know it was low cal. Try using a coffee filter tied up with string. Thanks! Easy but not so fast. Thanks Gina. People that tell you to use Kosher salt for cooking are idiots. Thank you Roseann. Had to have a little cup of it for a starter tonight because it smelled so amazing, and it was out of this world delicious! Is there an instant pot version? I would assume not but just wanted to check. Mom used to make it as kids. How much quinoa would we use as a barley substitute? There are so many tasty soups to choose from, and they’re super easy to make! I think I'll give it a whirl. Absolutely wonderful! I followed all the cooking directions as printed otherwise. As soon as I saw the recipe, I went out and bought the ingredients and its cooking right now. Everything else was done as the recipe stated, except for I followed the directions on my box of barley and cooked it 45-50 minutes. I put in 3 packs instead of the barley. what did i do wrong? and would chicken stock ruin the beef flavour?Sarah. I think you only have to count the barley and the oil. I'll be making this again real soon! or should i leave it out all together? Better for you and tastier but they do need longer to cook. I make one similar also, but it is not exactly the same. ALso, I make it in the crock pot Just throw it all in there together. also browned the meat first, other wise dumped everything in crockpot low for 8 hours came out fantastic! Have no idea what went wrong. It flavors itself with the meat and veggies cooking for so long. I loved this soup & will definitely make again! Thanks Gina! I would brown the meat first since you get a lot of flavor that way. Except that barley is not gluten free, therefore you shouldnt be having thus soup to begin with. What do you recommend for time? Whenever I adapt a recipe I always give credit to the original source. It is bland and so should have used beef stock instead of water. So I started your recipe with a bunch of fresh stock and cooked chicken. Great flavor! I wasn’t always very happy about this, because believe it or not, I was a very picky kid. I used chicken stock, not low sodium & it did not come out too salty. However, I'm wondering: do you use less water when you use a pressure cooker? I found this one to be a little low on flavor, so I added beef bullion. Right now it's in the 90's! Feb 12, 2018 - As the days get colder, warm up with a bowl of Chicken and Barley Soup, made with carrots, onions, celery, chicken breasts, and pearl barley. I gave some to my grandmother and she said it tasted just like her mother's beef barley soup. making this weekend! I threw them in the food processor, and pulsed a few times. And as another person who can not manage a lot of tomato products, I am so happy to have a go-to meal that doesn't require tomatoes! However, I am wondering if the cook time is accurate? Soup was great- not sure why others critique you! Am I missing something? I made this yesterday and while I was originally planning to add some beef broth, I found I was out and stuck with the recipe. I LOVE this recipe! I really liked this meal. Thank you Gina! Obviously, can't add too many – it gets really heavy. This is actually an older recipe and the directions were for an original style pressure cooker that did use heat. Ashley, Gina gets millions of visitors a month to her blog she recently published a cookbook thats been on the NY times best sellers list for several weeks…. The flavors are just amazing! I got some excellent local stewing meat and followed the directions exactly with the exception of using 2lbs (sold in 1lb packages) and adjusting the rest of the amounts accordingly. Thanks! Oh! This is my go-to comfort food, when my body needs some healing. I did. I would add it by eye, if it looks too thick add more. I did add a package of sliced baby bella mushrooms at the end, which I sauteed first in a tiny pat of butter. I used the crock pot – I started this the night before we had it for dinner and after browning the meat I transferred everything into the crock pot (except for the barley) and put it in the fridge overnight. Making this tonight (and I have your chicken enchilada soup in the slow cooker – this is going to be a soup week!). I just want to say I love your website, it’s helps me such much with dinner ideas. S2. *. As the weather’s getting cooler and fall is just ahead, a warm soup as a starter dish really hits the spot. The recipe is simple but deceptively complex in flavor. Made this tonight for dinner and it was a hit with everyone in the family! A comforting hearty bowl of soup made with carrots, celery, onions, lean beef and pearl barley. I froze most of it and just had some for lunch. I did add either beef bullion or can of beef broth just to bolster the flavor. Made this for dinner tonight. I typically double the water amount, add 2 bouillon cubes and double the veggies when I make it. Would like to try this in the Instant Pot. Wonder if it would work ok just adding it with the barley. Can I put the barley in at that time or should I wait? I had mine on low for about 6 hours and it was perfect. My man does not typically love veggie beef soup, but he said "You can make this as often as you want." So delicious! From your #1 fan in New Zealand . So happy to have a healthy version to add to my fall repertoire! Or you can have less, have 1 cup as a starter, i think that would be 6 points. The pressure cooker is perfect to speed this up, I’ve also included instructions if you own one. My family loved this soup. For the Instant Pot directions, can you quick release after cooking the meat and vegetables? Is it ruined?? It was delicious. Add chicken, broth, parsley, and bay leaves and bring to a boil. I, too, have a picky toddler who doesn't eat meat. I think it missing some tomato paste, worchestershire, and a thickener. I liked it even more than the original! I also assumed that I could use less water, so I only used 5 cups. Thank you! Your email address will not be published. This is a meal and filling, 7 points for a dinner is quite low. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup. Next time I make this I will use quinoa so my gluten-free mom can have some. I've got this on the stove now and it smells amazing! The next morning took it out and set it to cook on low all day while I was at work. Since this was a time intensive soup, I made it the night before, let it cool for about 20 minutes, and then put it into the fridge. I love that you do not sacrifice wholesome foods to save on points, so it is safe to give my baby. I made this today in my crockpot. 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