5 from 4 votes
Beef and Barley Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

This hearty homemade soup is full of flavour and perfect for lunch or dinner on a fall or winter day.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef and barley soup, hearty soup, Winter Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Jackie Currie
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef cooked and drained
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cans beef broth I usually just fill up my 28 oz can from the tomatoes and use the appropriate amount of bouillon
  • 1 large or 2 smallish onions
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 4 med carrots I used baby carrots when writing this post because I was out of large ones
  • 8 tbsp pearl barley
  • 1/2 tsp thyme you can substitute with basil if you'd rather
  • 1/4 cup red wine - optional
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1 bay leaf I never have one, so don't sweat it if you don't either
  1. Brown ground beef over medium heat and drain fat

  2. Put all ingredients into a large pot and simmer for 2 hours. 

Nutrition Facts
Beef and Barley Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 238mg10%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 5280IU106%
Vitamin C 11.9mg14%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.