Beef and barley soup

A filling slow cooked soup

Submitted by Sarah Seddon

Beef and barley soup

A filling slow cooked soup
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1kg beef
  • 3large carrots
  • 2onions
  • 3 sticks celery
  • 4large potatoes diced
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • Beef broth


  • Brown of the beef
  • Add all dry ingredients to sc
  • Pour enough broth to cover
  • Cook On high for 4 hours or till meat tender

22 thoughts on “Beef and barley soup”

  1. Colleen Snibson

    Wow, what a yum soup. Instead of mince, I used diced oyster blade steak, and it was like having a Campbell’s Chunky Soup. So full of flavor but with less salt. I am very glad to have another soup recipe. I was getting sick of having the same old pumpkin or chicken soup.
    Thanks, Sarah Seddon, for sharing your recipe.

  2. Making this right now and smells divine and delicious add a little extra garlic and some other veg .crusty bread to be served on side

  3. Hi for how much beef broth I made enough to cover all ingredients, you can always add more later if you need to.

  4. Am cooking this tomorrow. Every recipe has been amazing. You have made our dinners top notch. Thank you, so appreciated.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this a couple of times now, had forgotten how good barley is! Both times used blade steak and was so tender!
    I substituted sweet potato for white potatoes, added swede and what a winner, more of a stew than soup is my preference so don’t add extra liquid

  6. 5 stars
    oh my giddy aunt….tasted amazing, my son (22) went back for 2nds and inhaled it both times, and said “I’m taking this for lunch tomorrow”

  7. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious! I also added a tsp of Tarragon and a baked sweet potato ? (cooked in my Air Fryer) and just mixed through at the end ? five ?? s

  8. 5 stars
    First time making this recipe. Hubby went back for seconds. He gave it a 10/10. Full of deliciousness.
    I used gravy beef for good rich flavour. And cooked in my Sunbeam 5.5L sc. cooked it on low for 8 hours.
    Thanks Jenny P

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