Crock Pot Beef & Barley Soup
Warm, hearty and delicious! Crock Pot Beef & Barley Soup is classic comfort food that's healthy too! https://www.slowcookerkitchen.com/crock-pot-beef-barley-soup/
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
- 2 lb(s) beef roast OR stew meat
- 2 cup(s) carrots chopped OR use frozen OR use baby carrots
- 1 1/2 to 2 cup(s) celery chopped
- 1 cup(s) onions diced (optional)
- 2 cup(s) vegetable juice
- 2 to 4 cup(s) beef broth
- 1 to 1 1/2 cup(s) regular barley
- Water to desired consistency
Complete the "All Cooking Versions" steps
Toss everything in the crockpot and stir it up
Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours
Add more beef broth, vegetable juice, or water to get to your desired consistency.
Do the "All Cooking Versions" above. You can use your saute function for about 5 minutes for step #2 if you want.
Stir well, close the lid, and vent.
Set to manual high and cook for 25 minutes. Quick-release and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Stir and serve.
Complete steps 1 and 2 from "all cooking versions"; in a large, deep skillet, over medium-high heat.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and allow to simmer 45-50 minutes.
Freezer Meal Directions
Complete steps 1 and 2 listed above; if you brown the meat, let it cool.
Then toss all the ingredients in a Ziploc bag, label, and freeze for up to 2 months.