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Hearty Beef and Barley Soup

A hearty and easy to make soup. I recommend homemade broth (really, really) but you can use store bought if it just isn't going to happen:)
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lunch recipe, light recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Linda Spiker


  • 3/4 cups barley cooked to package instructions
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 cups roughly chopped kale
  • 2 cups leftover beef shredded
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Cook barley to package instructions.
  2. When barley is close to being done bring broth to a boil.
  3. Add carrots, celery and onion to broth.
  4. Turn heat down to simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes (or until veggies are soft)
  5. Add kale, meat, cooked barley and cayenne pepper.
  6. Turn off heat and let sit for five minutes.
  7. Add sea salt or pepper to taste.
  8. Serve