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Friday, September 20, 2013

Crockpot Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

One of my favorite things to do, cooking-wise, is to make huge batches of soup and freeze them for later. I usually do this in the fall and since we got a taste of it last weekend, I decided to use up some of my CSA veggies and make vegetable beef soup with barley. I based it off of this recipe from Skinnytaste, my favorite go-to site for healthy recipes, but I did alter it a bit since I let it cook in the crockpot while we were out enjoying the day. This was amazing and a new fall and winter soup staple in my house.

1 tsp oil
1-1/2 lbs lean beef round stew meat
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cayenne pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped kale
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, chopped
7 cups water
1 - 2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
2/3 cup dry barley
fresh ground black pepper

Heat a large heavy pot or dutch oven on medium heat. Add oil and beef, season with a little salt and brown meat a few minutes then place in crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 6 hours. 


  1. Even though it has way more than 5 ingredients - which is my max lol - I think I may have to try this. Looks super yummy!!!!

  2. That's the beauty of it, you can put whatever you want in it!

  3. This is so perfect to post on the first day of Fall! Thank you for sharing on Super Sunday Sync. :)


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