Dish up a hearty bowl of comfort on a chilly day with this simple recipe for Beef and Barley Soup. This filling, and tasty dish is a cross between a soup and a stew and it’s perfect for melting away the chill on those coldest of days.
It was a cold and rainy day yesterday and there is almost nothing better on a rainy day than a hearty bowl soup. This simple recipe cooks low and slow making the beef unbelievably tender. I add the vegetables in stages to make sure none of them end up too soft. There’s nothing worse than a bowl of mushy vegetables. I remember as a child going to a friend’s house and having beef and barley soup. I walked into the house and the whole place was filled with this amazing aroma of home cooked soup. I couldn’t wait to dig in and when I did, the only things left in the soup with any texture were the beef and the barley. Even as a child, I knew this wasn’t the way it should be. I never forgot that soup and when I started cooking myself, I learned from it. There are 45 minutes between the first batch of vegetables and the second so there’s no hassle and believe me, it’s worth it. This soup is a flavorful, delicious soup that the entire family will enjoy on those cold and rainy days that just need a dish like this. Enjoy!