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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    This tasted like flavored water. I'm guessing I missed something but I followed the recipe exactly.  -  19 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A glorified beef broth to be used as a base for future soups and stews, fine. It is NOT a beef & barley soup.  -  03 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    - Rated on  -  11 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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