Amish Beef Barley Soup

Mr. Food

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 1 hr

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 carrots, coarsely diced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking pearl barley
Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over high heat. Add beef, onion, mushrooms, and carrots and sauté 6 to 8 minutes, or until they begin to brown. Add diced tomatoes including the liquid, beef broth, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until  beef is tender.
  2. Add barley and simmer an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until barley is tender. Serve immediately.

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