Beef and Barley Soup


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs beef cubes
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 3 large carrots cut into pieces
  • 3 sliced celery branches
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 6 cups water with 3 beef broth cubes or 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 398ml diced tomatoes
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat. Sear the beef for 3 to 4 minutes, until the meat is browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add the remaining olive oil, onion, carrots, celery and garlic to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the water, broth cubes, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, barley and reserved meat. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer covered for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Remove bay leaf and thyme branches. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favourite crusty bread.
  • Bon Appétit.

Ingredients in this Recipe

  • Ilios Extra Virgin Olive Oil 750ml

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    Gobio Organic Bouillon Cubes 54-66g

  • Onions

    2lb Bag

    Supermarché PA Onions 2lb Bag

  • Supermarché PA Carrots 2lbs

  • Celery

    per unit

    Supermarché PA Celery per unit

  • Garlic

    per unit (approx. weight 90g)

    Supermarché PA Garlic per unit (approx. weight 90g)

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    Ilios Organic Broths 946ml

  • Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce 142ml

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    Othrys Farms Bay Leaves 25g

  • Dome Herbs

    per unit

    Dome Herbs per unit

  • Supermarché PA Italian Parsley per unit

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    Premiere Moisson Organic Sprouted Grain Bread 500g

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    Supermarché PA Peeled Garlic 125g

  • Ilios Broths 946ml