Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Soup

Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Soup
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2 Reviews
Use your slow cooker to make this hearty and nutritious soup.
30 min
Prep Time
5:30
Total Time
10 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 pound
beef stew meat, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon
garlic salt
2 to 3 medium (1 cup)
carrots, chopped
2 cups
water
2 (10.5-ounce) cans
French onion soup*
1/2 cup
medium barley
1 (14.5-ounce) can
diced tomatoes
1 cup
frozen corn
1 cup
frozen green beans
 
Salt, if desired
Pepper, if desired
 
*Substitute 2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans beef broth and 1/2 cup finely chopped onion.

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling; add beef and garlic salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned. Place beef and juices in slow cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5-6 hours or High heat setting 4-5 hours, or until meat is very tender. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Recipe Tips

- If stew meat is larger than 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces, it will take longer to become tender.

- To make ahead, brown beef as instructed; place into slow cooker insert or large bowl. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Cover; refrigerate overnight. To cook, allow insert and ingredients to come to room temperature. Cook as directed above.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
170
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
13g
Fat
5g
Sodium
550mg
Dietary Fiber
4g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Quick, easy and delicious.

Rating

Love this soup! Make it at least once a month. Use dried french onion soup mix and water.

Rating

I used chicken instead of beef, tasted ok

Rating

This was delicious. I used my homemade beef stock and added 1 TB extra of the barley. Will definitely make again.

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