Hamburger Barley Soup
Hearty and full of flavor, this hamburger barley soup is a filling dinner idea for chilly days. And, bonus, it can be made in the crock pot so it can simmer and be ready for dinner after a busy day!
I recently discovered this Hamburger Barley Soup recipe in my recipe file and decided to give it a try. It only requires a few ingredients and was a delicious dinner!
Here’s how to make it.
(A printable recipe card is provided at the end of this post for your convenience.)
Ingredients for this ground beef and barley soup recipe:
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 medium carrots, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1-28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 2/3 cup pearl or pot barley
- 4 packages oxo beef boullion powder mixed with 6 cups boiling water
- 1 bay leaf
Step by step instructions for this crock pot soup recipe.
Step One: Brown 1 1/2 pounds ground beef with 1/2 cup onion and 1 clove minced garlic. Drain off fat and put into slow cooker.
Step 2: Dice 3-4 medium carrots and 3 stalks celery.
Step 3: Layer carrots and celery on top of cooked hamburger mixture.
Step 4: Add 1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes,2/3 cup pearl or pot barley, and **4 packages oxo beef broth powder that has been mixed with 6 cups boiling water. (**Or, if you can’t find the beef broth powder, use 4 cups beef broth and 2 cups water.)
Step 5: Salt and pepper to taste and add one bay leaf. Cover crock pot and cook on high for 1 hour and on low for 5-6 hours.
For more soup recipes, you may want to check these out:
- This pumpkin chili recipe with turkey is hearty and filling
- Rachael Ray buffalo chicken chili is perfect if you like spicy food!
- These delicious (and easy!) dumplings for soup can turn your favorite soups and stews into one pot dinners!
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