Monday, February 3, 2014

Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup

One of my husband's all time favorite winter meals is my classic Beef Stew that I make.  We had a HUGE string of cold weather in January (many many many days below zero!)  Local schools were even closed for five days.  It was crazy.  And it had me craving warm hearty dinners that could warm me up from the inside.  Of course, I don't always have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen, so I'm always looking for easy recipes and love taking advantage of my crockpot.
Ok, back on topic, my husband loves my beef stew, and I was looking to mix it up a bit.  I found some different Beef and Barley soup recipes online, and made a few tweaks, and made it more stew like (since my husband likes stews as opposed to soup) and here you have another great warm meal to make in your crock pot!

Beef and Barley Stew in the Crockpot
  • 1 pound stew meat
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 ribs celery
  • 3 cups of beef broth (3 cups hot water, 3 tsp of beef bullion)
  • 3 additional cups hot water
  • 1 cup barley
Chop vegetables and add to crockpot.  Chop/crush/or mince the garlic.  Pour in water and beef broth.  Add in the stew meat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. 30 minutes before you want to eat, add in the barley and simmer until the barley and beef are tender.
Serve with fresh bread!
Enjoy and stay warm!

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  1. This is pefect for a cold night…even one that is in the 50's here in Florida!

  2. I love making Beef & Barley soup but have never tried it in the crockpot. I am pinning your recipe to try - it looks delicious!

  3. Danielle, I LOVE soup with barley in it, and I never think to make it! This sounds perfect for the cold, dreary weather we're having today. ♥

    I'd love for you to link this up with Treasure Box Tuesday link party today: :)

  4. Oh, my, yum!!
    I have to try this recipe!!

    I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday.


  5. this looks great. I love soup

  6. I just added barley to my grocery list; can't wait to try this. I *need* beef and barley soup in this weather.

  7. This looks so yummy! Perfect for a winter evening like the ones that we have been having. If you ever want to swing by and link up real food recipes at Tuesday Greens, I'd love to have you join us.

  8. Can I have a bowl for dinner tonight? Are there leftovers? This looks terrific. I did a mushroom barley soup last year that was a pretty big hit. So peasanty and comforting. Just love it.

  9. Hi! Saw this on A Creative Princess Link Up Party. I am a sucker for soups, stews, and anything in a crock pot. This looks great and seems easy enough to make. Was already following via G+, but now also following via FB, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    1. Thanks for much Jackie! Hope you get a chance to make this soon!

  10. This looks delicious!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.

  11. We are having an extreme cold snap where I live and this soup looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next Monday. Have a good weekend!

  12. Your Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup looks great on this cold winter day! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. I love beef and barley stew but never tried it in the crock pot, definitely going to try soon. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat Link Party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  14. Great hardy stew for a cold winters day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  16. Yum! I'm always looking for new crock pot recipes and this soup is perfect for a cold winter's meal. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  17. Hello! I saw your linky on Think Pink Sundays at the Flamingo Toes blog, and thought I’d stop by to say hi! LOVE your blog! That sounds tasty!

    Gingi at

  18. I love beef and barley soup.Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

  19. I have been wanting to try cooking with barley. I think this would be a great recipe for me to start with.

    1. I highly recommend giving this a try - especially with the nasty weather we are having (and the soon to return Polar Vortex :( )


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