My Barley Mushroom Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 43m
Ready In

Recipe: #11931

January 21, 2014

"I came up with this recipe after I intended on making mushroom soup and realized I didn’t have any concentrated chicken or beef broth, So I scrounged around in the cupboard and found beef bouillon cubes from my MIL. Since we currently only have 3 peeps in our house, we have lots of leftovers. I suspect that after it sits in the refrigerator that the barley will absorb the broth and make what I refer to as Glop, LOL!. So you may want to add more water to the leftovers before reheating. Optional of course."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (361.1 g)
  • Calories 145.2
  • Total Fat - 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 18.4 mg
  • Sodium - 434.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 32.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Slice the onion and mircrowave it on a paper plate for 2.5 minutes.

Step 2

In a heavy pot or dutch oven melt butter on medium.

Step 3

Add bouillon cubes to one cup of boiling water (set asside to desolve).

Step 4

Add onion to melted butter and saute for 10 minutes on medium low heat, stirring so they don't burn.

Step 5

Add barley to onions stirring frequently for 3 minutes.

Step 6

Add one cup of water and sherry to onions and barley.

Step 7

Add mushrooms and saute until tender stirring frequently about 15 minutes.

Step 8

Add remaining water and desolved bouillon liquid to mushrooms.

Step 9

Add soy sauce and dill.

Step 10

Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Step 11



No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Fabulous soup! I've been wanting to make this for awhile but finally bought mushrooms. I did make a couple of minor tweaks - I was a little short on barley so included a small amount of kasha/buckwheat. I used red wine instead of sherry and didn't microwave the onions. Otherwise, I stuck closely to the recipe. And I did learn to use a big pot if you make a full recipe...I had to switch pots when I added all of the water!


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(22 Dec 2018)

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