Crockpot Beef Barley Soup: Hearty Comfort in Every Bowl 🍲

Savor the warmth of a cozy meal with our Crockpot Beef Barley Soup—a hearty blend of tender beef, wholesome barley, and flavorful vegetables. This slow-cooked masterpiece brings together rich broth and comforting ingredients to create a soup that nourishes both body and soul. Let the crockpot work its magic, filling your home with the enticing aroma of a comforting meal in the making.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs stew beef, cubed
  • 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Sear the Beef:
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, sear the cubed stew beef until browned on all sides. This step adds depth of flavor to the soup.
  1. Prepare the Crockpot:
  • Place the seared beef, rinsed pearl barley, diced carrots, celery, chopped onion, and minced garlic in the crockpot.
  1. Add Broth and Tomatoes:
  • Pour in the beef broth and add the diced tomatoes (undrained) to the crockpot.
  1. Season:
  • Season the mixture with dried thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  1. Slow Cook:
  • Set the crockpot to low and let the soup simmer for 6-8 hours or until the beef is tender and the barley is cooked.
  1. Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed. Remove the bay leaves.
  1. Serve:
  • Ladle the warm Beef Barley Soup into bowls. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of freshness.

Enjoy the comforting aroma and anticipation of a truly satisfying meal as you ladle out a steaming bowl of Crockpot Beef Barley Soup. Allow the flavors to meld together in the slow cooker, creating a wholesome dish that warms you from the inside out. This hearty soup is a testament to the simple joys of home-cooked goodness, whether enjoyed on a chilly evening or as a comforting remedy.

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