Beef Vegetable and Barley Soup

Winter is here, and what better way to warm up than with a comforting bowl of soup?

Beef Vegetable and Barley Soup is a classic recipe that has been around for generations. It’s a hearty and filling meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. This soup is incredibly easy to make making it a great go to when your not feeling well.

This Beef Vegetable and Barley Soup is packed full of vegetables. Use a combination of onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes. You can add other veggies of your choice, too, like peas, green beans, or corn. The star of the show, barley, is the perfect addition to this soup. It adds a chewy texture and nutty flavour to the dish.

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Beef, vegetable and barley soup

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  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 2 tlb olive oil
  • 500g beef, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 sticks of celery, string removed and diced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 5 cups water


  1. Heat 1 tbs oil in deep saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add half beef, cook until browned
  3. Transfer to plate and add more oil, cook remaining beef, remove from pan.
  4. Add remaining oil, add onions and cook till soft.
  5. Add paprika, stir for further minute
  6. Add carrots, swede, celery, stock, barley, water and beef. Stir
  7. Bring to the boil
  8. Remove any scum build up ontop of the soup
  9. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 1 1/2 hours
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Serve with crusty bread.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours

A bowl of beef, vegetable, and barley soup is just what you need to warm up this winter. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking skills, you can prepare this soup in no time.

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