Beef barley soup in the slow cooker

    10 hours 20 min

    A thick, delicious and winter warming soup. Stewing steak is cooked in a slow cooker with passata and pearl barley. Serve with grated cheese and a crusty bread roll.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 900g diced beef stewing steak
    • 1.2 litres water
    • 2 small beef stock cubes, crumbled
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 225g passata
    • 150g pearl barley
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Extra time:5hr10min  ›  Ready in:10hr20min 

    1. In a slow cooker, combine beef, water, stock, onion, passata, barley, salt and pepper.
    2. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours.

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    Hi, the recipe looks great and I would like to cook this for my husband (not me though as I don't eat meat) but this says cooks in 10 hrs, 20mins however the recipe and prep total only 5hrs 20mins . . . where's the extra 5hours?! Sorry if this is obvious, I'm new to this site and have only just bought a slow cooker (used it once so far!). Many thanks.  -  20 Oct 2016


    This recipe is YUMMY!!!! I made it on a Friday, but then my husband walked in with a pizza for supper. So we had the pizza instead. (I did sample the soup and it was good but a little thin and needed some additional spices. I added some thyme and garlic powder - much better.) Anyways, I put the soup away to eat the next day. On Saturday when I took it out, it was way thicker and was REALLY GOOD. Everybody loved it. There was one serving left over which I had for breakfast on Sunday, and I must say that Sunday was the best day for it yet. The tate and texture were outstanding. One thing I might do differently next time would be to use round steak cubes rather than chuck so the meat would be more tender. This was no fault of the recipe, I just like softer beef in my soups. I will definitely be making this again.  -  13 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just wonderful! I did add a bit of red wine,fresh thyme, bay leaf, minced garlic, and carrots to the beef broth. I also browned the beef before I put everything into the crockpot. Thank You!  -  11 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)