Beef Barley Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
A comforting bowl of beef barley soup is a great way to warm up on a cold winter's eve.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef shank cross cuts, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery with leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1- 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen French-cut green beans

Directions

  • Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add beef, 5 cups water, salt, thyme, pepper and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 hour.
  • Remove cross cuts. Cut beef from bones; cut beef into 3/4-inch pieces. Skim fat from soup. Stir in beef and barley; continue cooking, covered, 50 to 60 minutes or until beef and barley are tender.
  • Add green beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until beans are tender. Discard bay leaf.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 382
  Calories from Fat 102 (27%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(16%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(29%)Cholesterol 88mg
(23%)Sodium 551mg
(32%)Potassium 1104mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(103%)Protein 52g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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