Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

  • Yield servings

Beef and barley take this comforting soup back to the basics.



1 1/2 pounds eye of round, small 1/2 cubes, visible fat removed
1 -- onion, diced
4 -- carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 boxes 900 ml. low sodium beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 -- bay leaf
3/4 cup pot barley
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 can onion soup (284 ml)
1 cup red wine
-- salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place beef, onion, carrots, celery and garlic in the slow cooker. Whisk tomato paste with some of the beef broth and add to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Discard the thyme sprigs and bay leaf.
  3. Adjust seasoning and serve with a crusty french loaf.

Recipe courtesy of Tara Noland, a nurse turned family cooking blogger who enjoys developing easy, fast and healthy meals to serve the family. Find more family friendly recipes at



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