Rich and Hearty Beef Barley Soup Recipe
Rich and Hearty Beef Barley Soup Recipe
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 45 min
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    [Photographs and video production: Vicky Wasik. Video editing: John Mattia] Beef barley soup should be deeply beefy, loaded with chunks of tender meat, plump grains of barley, and aromatic vegetables. The secret to those results is to make it much like a beef stew, choosing the right cut of beef, handling it the right way, and adding more complex layers of flavor. Serious Eats VIDEOS Watch More Videos Replay

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds (1kg) boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1 1/2–inch steaks, or 3 pounds (1.3kg) bone-in beef short ribs, ribs removed and reserved (see note)
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon (15ml) canola oil
    • 3 large carrots (10 ounces; 280g), diced
    • 1 large yellow onion (12 ounces; 340g), diced
    • 2 ribs celery (6 ounces; 170g), diced
    • 4 medium cloves garlic, roughly chopped
    • 3 quarts (3L) homemade or store-bought chicken stock (see note)
    • Sachet of 2 sprigs fresh thyme, 1 bay leaf, and about 5 whole black peppercorns
    • 1 cup pearled barley (7 ounces; 200g)
    • 1/2 teaspoon (3ml) Asian fish sauce (optional)
    • Minced fresh parsley, for garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 3
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1173 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 64 g 99.23%
    • Saturated Fat: 24 g 121.13%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 215 mg 71.56%
    • Sodium: 33143 mg 1380.97%
    • Calcium: 160 mg 16.02%
    • Potassium: 1450 mg 41.44%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 10 mg 55.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 80 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 17 g 66.28%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 66 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 354.58%
    • Vitamin C 74.37%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables5
    • Exchange - Lean Meat8
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total9 oz-eq

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