Classic Beef and Barley Soup

Try this classic recipe today. Beef Chuck Roast is slow-cooked with barley and vegetables for a delicious soup that will feed a crowd.

  • 1 hr
    30 min
  • 6
  • 420
  • 31 g


  • 1 beef Arm Chuck Roast, Boneless, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked medium pearled barley
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown half of beef Arm Chuck Roast Boneless; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef; remove from stockpot, pour off drippings. Season beef with pepper and salt.

    Cook's Tip: Beef Stew Meat may be substituted for beef Arm Chuck Roast.
  2. Add onions, celery, carrots , garlic and thyme to stockpot; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth and barley.  Return beef to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 hour or until beef is fork-tender. Stir in balsamic vinegar.

    Cook's Tip: You may add additional vegetables for a heartier soup such as green beans, snap peas, broccoli and cauliflower. Add to stockpot with onions, celery and carrots.

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3.5 mg IRON

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7 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 415 Calories; 171 Calories from fat; 19g Total Fat (7 g Saturated Fat; 8 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 99 mg Cholesterol; 760 mg Sodium; 29 g Total Carbohydrate; 6 g Dietary Fiber; 31 g Protein; 3.5 mg Iron; 5.9 mg NE Niacin; 0.6 mg Vitamin B6; 1.8 mcg Vitamin B12; 7 mg Zinc; 33.2 mcg Selenium; 116.5 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline; and a good source of Iron.

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