Another Tasty Soup

This was another simple soup that I learned to make years ago. It is satisfying and simple. Give it a try.


Beef Barley Soup:

1 pound lean chuck beef cut into cubes

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 large sweet onions,  chopped

1 package fresh sliced mushrooms

3 large carrots peeled and sliced

2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed

2/3 cup barley

8 cups beef broth (may be canned)

1 cup tomato juice

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 package frozen peas, thawed


Heat the olive oil in a stock pot over a medium heat.Add the beef and the onions, saute’ until beef is brown.About 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan. Add the mushrooms to the pan drippings and saute’ for about 5 minutes stirring often.Return the onions and beef to the pot.Add the carrot,celery and potatoes . Add the tomato juice and broth. Cook for 20 minutes partially covered for 20 minutes. Add the barley and cook for 25 more minutes partially cover or until the beef and barley are tender. Add the peas and cook uncovered for about 4 minutes or until peas are heated. Remove from the stove and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Hope ya’ll give this soup a try and let me know what ya’ll think of it.