Barley and beef soup

Barley and beef soup


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About this recipe: A simple soup that is both hearty and delicious!


Serves: 20 

  • 450g (16 oz) diced beef stewing meat
  • 1 oxtail
  • 4 tablespoons pearl barley
  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 1 onion, peeled and left whole
  • 3 stalks celery
  • salt to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

  1. In a large 6 litre stockpot, combine beef, oxtail, barley and carrots. Cover with water to within 5cm of top of pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  2. Place onion and celery in pot, season with salt to taste, and continue to simmer 2 hours more.
  3. Remove onion, carrots, bone and celery. Serve with crusty bread for a filling and warming meal.


If you don't have an oxtail, use any beef bone. You can easily source one from your butcher.

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