Beef Vegetable and Barley Soup (Crockpot)

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 15m
Ready In

"From: "Skinny One-Pot Meals" by Ruth Glick. "Thick and hearty, this soup will warm you up on a cold winter day.""

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (529.9 g)
  • Calories 439.4
  • Total Fat - 17.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 184.5 mg
  • Sodium - 806.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 52.9 g
  • Calcium - 76.7 mg
  • Iron - 7.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In Dutch oven or large skillet, combine ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef has changed color. Drain fat.

Step 2

In a large crockpot, combine the beef mixture and the rest of the ingredients up to the water.

Step 3

Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours or until barley is tender.

Step 4

When barley is tender add tomatoes. Cook an additional 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add salt, to taste, if desired.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 4/4/13 for the " Shoot Me Please Photo Event ". I did make a couple of changes to the recipe,but I don't think it affected the recipe at all. The chopped celery was replaced with a couple of teaspoons of celery powder.I only had two bouillon cubes,so 3 teaspoons of beef bouillon powder replaced the remaining cubes.Also, I didn't have stewed tomatoes, so the same size can of diced was used.As the soup was cooking, I was hoping that it tasted as incredible as it smelled. And after tasting, I wasn't disappointed at all.And with the slow cooking,the different seasonings and spices had a long time to meld together perfectly. Thank you so very much for posting a great tasting soup. " Keep Smiling :) "


review by:
(5 Apr 2013)


Engrossed we really enjoyed your soup recipe, I had to make a few changes, I omitted the beef cubes and I used half water and beef stock, I also used 1 teaspoon of garlic powder instead of fresh, and just a few other minor changes, thanks so much!


review by:
(1 Nov 2012)


I halved this recipe as this was just for 2 people and we really enjoyed the flavour of this soup. Next time I make this I will reduce the amount of cabbage just because I prefer a thinner soup. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.


review by:
(19 Oct 2012)

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