Barley and Beef Soup

Barley and Beef Soup Recipe
Oxmoor House
Make this soup the night before to allow time for its flavors to develop. Pour hot servings into a thermos to take for lunch, or reheat individual portions in the microwave as needed.

Yield:

10 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 174
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 13.5 g
Carbohydrate 23.4 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 545 mg
Calcium 29 mg

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large)
1 1/2 cups chopped carrot (about 4 medium)
1 cup chopped celery (about 4 stalks)
1 (17-ounce) refrigerated beef roast au jus
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup uncooked pearl barley
5 cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
2 cups water
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 bay leaves

Preparation

1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, carrot, and celery to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. While vegetables cook, heat roast beef according to package directions; drain, discarding drippings. Chop beef into 1-inch pieces.

3. Stir garlic into vegetables; cook 30 seconds. Stir in beef, barley, and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until barley and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves.

 

Young Chefs can:

  • Identify and locate vegetables
  • Measure chopped carrot and celery

 

Older Chefs can:

  • Help measure uncooked barley, water, and tomato puree
  • Add barley, broth, and water with adult supervision

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Marcia Whyte Smart,

August 2011
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