Traditional Beef and Barley Soup Recipe

Warm-up during those cold winter months with this delicious and easy to make traditional beef and barley soup recipe.

Beef and barley is a fantastic hearty soup jam-packed with meat, root veggies, and barley.


– bacon – beef stew meat – olive oil, optional – yellow onions – leeks – garlic cloves

In a large pot over medium heat, add in the bacon and cook until crisp and brown, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the bacon lardons and set aside.

Add  the cubed beef into the pot and turn the heat up slightly to  medium-high and cook until the beef is browned and cooked through, about  10 minutes. Take the beef out and set it to the side.

If there is not enough rendered bacon or meat fat in the pot then add in  the optional olive oil and over low heat caramelize the onions and leeks  for 30-35 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add  in the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes before adding back in the  beef, bacon, carrots, celery, parsnips, turnips, bay leaves, and beef stock and cook over low to medium heat for 60 minutes.

Pour  in the barley, give it a stir, and cook for 30-35 minutes over low to medium heat for 30-35 minutes or until the barley is cooked.

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