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Home-Style Beef-Barley Soup

Categories: Make ahead
Type: Soups and Stews

On a cold winter day, nothing tastes better than a warm bowl of beef-barley soup!

Serves: Serves: 6 (1 1/3 cups)


  • 1/2 cup (3 ounces) pearl barley
  • 1 3/4 cups (one 14 1/2-ounce can) Swanson Beef Broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 full cups (12 ounces) diced lean cooked roast beef
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

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  1. In a large saucepan, combine barley, beef broth, and 1/4 cup water.
  2. Cook for minutes or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally. Add remaining 3 3/4 cups water, roast beef, carrots, celery, and onion. Mix well to combine.
  3. Stir in parsley flakes and black pepper. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • If you don't have leftovers, purchase a chunk of lean cooked roast beef from your local deli or use Healthy Choice Deli slices)

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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