Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mushroom Beef Barley Soup

I just love making soups!...They are really easy to make and they make a great dinner!....And the possibilities are endless....Here is a recipe for one of my favorites, Beef barley....here is what I did....Enjoy!!

2 T olive oil
1 pound stew meat (diced into smaller pieces)
2 carrots (diced)
2 ribs celery (diced)
1 shallot (diced
1 small onion (diced)
1- 8 oz. container fresh sliced mushrooms
1 can petite diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 t dry basil
1 t salt
 1/4 t pepper
6 cups beef broth
1 cup Quick cooking barley (I used Quaker brand)
Dice stew meat and add to pot with 2 T olive oil
cook until no longer pink
add onion, shallot, carrots and celery
stir and cook a few minutes then add mushrooms, spices and then
the broth and tomatoes....stir and add the barley....let it come to a boil and then let simmer until soup thickens and vegetables are tender...about 20-30 minutes

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