Chunky and comforting soup for a fall or winter meal. This Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup is comfort food at its best!

Best Ever Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds stew meat, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 8-oz. package sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 32-oz. container beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  1. Instructions
  2. Cook stew meat in a large skillet over medium heat for 4 minutes, stirring often. Add onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, parsley, salt and pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add contents of the skillet to a crockpot along with beef broth, water, barley, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and diced tomatoes. Mix well and cook on High heat for 4-5 hours or Low heat for 7-8 hours.