Best Ever Beef Barley Soup

Best Ever Beef Barley Soup – Great tasting ????????❄️????


• 1 lb beef stew meat, cubed
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 onion, diced
• 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
• 3 celery stalks, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/2 cup pearl barley
• 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
• 8 cups beef broth
• 2 bay leaves
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• Salt and black pepper to taste
• Fresh parsley for garnish
Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the cubed beef and brown on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.
Step 2: In the same pot, add more olive oil if needed, then add the diced onion, carrots, celery, and minced garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until vegetables are softened.
Step 3: Add the pearl barley, diced tomatoes, beef broth, bay leaves, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine.
Step 4: Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 45-60 minutes, or until the beef is tender and barley is cooked through.
Step 5: Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Step 6: Ladle the hot beef barley soup into bowls, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve hot with crusty bread or crackers on the side. Enjoy!

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