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Beef and Barley Soup

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Why I Love This Recipe

Great for winter!

Ingredients You'll Need

Cooking spray
2 lbs of beef stew meat, trimmed and cut into 1 ince pieces
2 tspns canola oil
2 cups chopped leek
2 cups chopped carrot
4 minced garlic cloves
6 cups water
1 1/2 tspns salt
1 tspn dried thyme
1/2 tspn black pepper
4 bay leaves
2 cans less-sodium beef broth
1 cup uncooked pearl barley


Heat large pot over medium-high heat. Coat pot with cooking spray. Add half of beef, cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining beef.

Heat oil in pot over medium-high heat. Add leek, carrot, and garlic; saute 4 minutes until lightly browned. Return beef to pan. Add water and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Add barley, cook 30 minutes or until beef and barley are tender. Discard bay leaves.

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